National Sports Day Katara DFI Screening: Rocky

Qatar Living

Qatar Living

To celebrate National Sport Day on Tuesday, Katara Cultural Village and Doha Film Institute (DFI) will hold a free screening of the classic 1976 sports film Rocky starring Sylvester Stallone in his most iconic role.

The film will be shown at 7pm at Katara's Marina Park next to its main entrance and St. Regis.

Rocky Balboa, a down-and-out club fighter from the mean streets of Philadelphia, gets an unlikely shot at the world heavyweight championship when he takes on reigning champion Apollo Creed.

The irresistible story of the boxer who gives his all to win the title won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director and catapulted Stallone to stardom.

The National Sport Day is a national holiday in Qatar and marked on the second Tuesday in February. It aims to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Qatar is one of the few nations to dedicate a day to sports.

The screening is part of DFI's Pop-up Cinema, a series of free outdoor screenings for film lovers taking place throughout the cooler months and featuring DFI's signature mix of speciality film programming and cultural events.

The film is in English and will be presented without Arabic subtitles.

For details Pop-up Cinema dates and timings and other screenings and events, visit