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In the movie Rocky II, Rocky faces a moment of crisis and he retires to a chapel to pray. Philadelphians, fans of the Rocky movies, movie fans in general, I need your help identifying this chapel! See my pleadings inside.
posted by Fukiyama to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Rocky's wife Adrian goes into premature labor. The baby is born healthy, but Adrian slips into a coma. Rocky sits by her bedside until the nurse kicks him out, so he heads for the hospital chapel to sit and pray. Mickey stops by to give him a talking-to, but then he joins Rocky in the vigil.
My questions: is this hospital chapel for real? Does it really exist or was it just a set built on a sound stage somewhere? If it is an actual chapel, where is it located? Is it in the same state today as it was back in the seventies or has it been "renovated?"
The chapel has always fascinated me given its beautiful mural, angular candle stands, and altar against the wall. I've searched via Google the major Rocky fansites and have come up with nothing. Help me out if you can. Thanks.