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With one-off interactive cinematic experiences and classic films in our town centre, Eastleigh Film Festival puts the excitement back into the movies.


Friday 29th September 2017
Lakeside Weightlifting
Lakeside Country Park, Wide Lane, Eastleigh, SO50 5PD

Director: John G. Avildsen
Certificate: 12
Running time: 117 minutes

Aspiring boxer Rocky Balboa is challenged to the biggest fight of his life when Heavyweight World Champion Apollo Creed chooses him as his opponent.

Why we love it:

Although the franchise spawned perhaps one too many movies, it started strong with John G. Avildsen's Rocky. With an Oscar-nominated screenplay (penned by Stallone himself), a legendary soundtrack, and an engaging narrative that explores the world of boxing, the film is a how-to guide for sports dramas.

It isn't all punches and testosterone either. Stallone is supported by a stellar cast including Talia Shire as his beloved Adrian. The actress' presence and the romantic relationship the pair share is presented in a sentimental way, tugging at the heartstrings as Rocky gears up for the biggest fight of his life. And when he finally gets there, we are all on the edge of our seats.

Rocky will be screened at Lakeside Weightlifting, bringing to life the setting of the iconic sporting hit. Join us from 8pm to try out weightlifting yourself, with experts there to guide you.
Rocky (1976)
Friday 29th September, 8.30pm
Tickets: £10
Please note bookings will go directly to The Point