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August 31, 2016

Celebrate 'Rocky' turning 40 with screening, pretzels and beer

BMFI is throwing a very 'Philly' party

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Film screening of "Rocky" for 40th anniversary Courtesy of Bryn Mawr Film Institute/"Rocky"

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Philly’s favorite underdog at a screening of "Rocky."

In honor of the iconic Philly film's 40th anniversary, Bryn Mawr Film Institute (BMFI) will host a screening of "Rocky" on Sept. 21.

Inspired by a 1975 fight between Muhammad Ali and Chuck Wepner, Sylvester Stallone decided to write a screenplay on an underdog fighter given the rare chance to compete for a heavyweight title.

A beer provided by Yards Brewing Company and a soft pretzel from Philly Pretzel Factory are included with the price of admission. Tickets are $6.50 for BMFI members, $10 for students and seniors and $12.50 for general admission.

It really doesn't get more quintessentially "Philly" than Rocky Balboa, soft pretzels and beer.

Rocky 40th Anniversary Screening 

Wednesday, Sept. 21
7 p.m. | $6.50-$12.50 per person
Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA
(610) 527-9898