The location: The Funeral Home
You'll find it at the southwest corner of Cedar & 3rd Street, in downtown Long Beach.
Most of the filming was done in a large social room, the narthex, and the Ministerís office.
This isn't the church's first brush with Hollywood. The same church was used in the 2007 Robin Williams/Mandy Moore comedy, "License to Wed".
( The church
has its own website, at www.firstchurchlb.org.
shot the photo below in June 2010.
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
A. In previous seasons, I've usually had to hunt down the locations after viewing the episodes, using various clues from the scenes. By the 5th season, though, I'd developed a small group of fans, spies & tipsters who kept an eye out for Dexter filming in their neighborhoods, and would let me know in advance when something was about to film there.
Between those reports, and my own personal reconnaissance around town, by the time the first episode aired, I already knew most (but not all) of the filming locations, and only needed to watch the episodes and match up the scenes with the correct locations.
This group of helpful fans includes Kerry, Rick, Joel, Geoff, Ellen, Julie, Susan, Jeff, and others. My thanks to all of them.
tip came from Ellen, who was kind enough
to let me know that they were filming there, back in June 2010. It's happens
to be her mom's church. (Thanks, Ellen!)
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