Yo, Adrian! Have $140,000 to shell out for a piece of Philadelphia film history?
While most film enthusiasts clamor for a chance to purchase a movie prop or a costume, or grab an autograph of their favorite silver screen star, what about purchasing the home where a movie was filmed.
Philadelphia has a rich landscape when it comes to movie locations but very rarely are some of them on the block. How about the non-descript 90-year-old row home along the tree-lined 2300-block of Lambert Street in South Philadelphia. For Rocky fans it is the house in “Rocky 2” where the Italian Stallion took his bride Adrian home on their wedding night.
The 1,036-square-foot home located at 2313 S. Lambert Street comes complete with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an unfinished basement. The home was only used for exterior shots during the filming of the second installment of the Rocky.
Realtor Joe Biancaniello says he was friends with the owner of the home who recently passed away. The realtor, who is hoping a die-hard Rocky fan will “go the distance” and purchase the rare Philadelphia movie memento, says over the years people occasionally stop by and snap a photo of the outside of the home while others walk up the steps and look inside the large front window to catch a glimpse inside the house.
Biancaniello says he has personal memories of watching Stallone and the movie crew film scenes outside the house when he was a boy. “People came from all over the place, the police had to shut down streets in the neighborhood to accommodate the filming.”
Needless to say Stallone attracted a much larger throng of fans when he came back to Philadelphia to make “Rocky 2” following the Academy Award success of “Rocky” which took home the Oscar for Best Picture in 1976.
“Nice mailbox, I like this mailbox.” Rocky Balboa tells the real estate agent showing him and his bride the home in a scene from “Rocky 2.” The mailbox near the front door of the home may be the original from the movie. Rocky and Adrian’s first home looks nearly identical today on the market as it did in its 1979 appearance on the big screen, even down to the small details. The only major difference is the tall, strong tree that now shades the street. It was just a sapling when Rocky and Adrian moved into the neighborhood.
The home has attracted a few interested buyers since it was placed on the market on March 1st. For more information on the property and a slide show visit: