Celebrate Rocky III’s 35th anniversary with Grindhouse Dublin


Next Friday will see Grindhouse Dublin celebrate the anniversary of another fan favourite, and they pity the fool who won’t be there.*

Grindhouse Dublin, the purveyors of cult film who screen monthly at the Light House Cinema, had one of their most successful outings last November with a screening of Rocky IV, the crowd-pleasing and unfortunately timely story of America vs Russia as expressed by the fists of Rocky Balboa and Ivan Drago. One year on, they’re returning to Rocky ground and familiar territory by screening the previous entry in the series, Rocky III.

Released originally in 1982, the film shows Rocky on top, ten successful title defenses in to his title reign after beating Apollo Creed. Now wealthy and content, Rocky Balboa is considering retirement, until his complacency soon cause Balboa to lose his title to the hungry Clubber Lang, who inadvertently causes the death of Rocky’s trainer Mickey. Rocky sinks into a depression, and Apollo decides to train Rocky for a rematch against Lang so Rocky can try to win the title back.

The film launched Mr. T to catchphrase-inspired-stardom after Sylvester Stallone had spotted him on television in the ‘America’s Toughest Bouncer’ competition and also features a cameo from Hulk Hogan as the world wrestling champion ‘Thunderlips’, who challenges Rocky in a charity event. Fools are pitied and redemption is sought as Rocky rises up to the challenge of his rival in this film, which introduced the iconic ‘Eye of the Tiger’ theme by Survivor, which earned a nomination for Best Original Song at the Oscars.

Rocky III will be shown at Light House Cinema, Smithfield for its 35 anniversary on Friday 24th November , with proceedings kicking off at 10:30pm.

 

 

*Film In Dublin does not endorse the description of non-attendees at Grindhouse Dublin as ‘fools’. We do however agree that you should treat ya mother right.

Luke Dunne
About me

Luke is a writer, film addict and Dublin native who loves how much there is for film fans in his home county. A former writer for FilmFixx and the Freakin' Awesome Network, he founded Film In Dublin to pursue his dual dreams of writing about film and never sleeping ever again.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

Korean Film Festival
The Korean Film Festival Ireland back in Dublin in early June
May 23, 2018
Nick Cave
Bad Seeds, Good Films: Nick Cave Season at the Light House
May 08, 2018
Road Movies at Road House Cinema
Classic Road Movies park in Smithfield
April 26, 2018
Greg Sestero + Tommy Wiseau
Oh hai Greg! The Room star Greg Sestero coming to Dublin
April 13, 2018
JFF 18
JFF 18 – Everything Dublin film fans need to know
April 06, 2018
Dublin Sci-Fi Film Festival 2018
The programme for Dublin Sci-Fi Film Festival 2018 has landed
April 06, 2018
Isle of Dogs LH
The Light House Cinema is having a dog-friendly screening of Isle of Dogs
March 13, 2018
Monty Python
Now for something completely different as Monty Python come to the Light House
March 09, 2018
Bombshell: Hedy Lamarr
Dublin Cinemas to screen Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story in March
February 08, 2018

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *