The Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool, mentioned in this article, is slated
for demolition late in 2014. They discovered seismic deficiencies in
the old building, so it will be torn down, and eventually replaced with
a new pool.
Palapa, the patio café which was the scene of several different
"Dexter" scenes over the years, is attached to the west side of the
pool building, so it will most likely be torn down as well.
A. In the early seasons, I
usually had to hunt down the locations after viewing the episodes, using
clues from the various scenes. By the now, though, I've developed
a small group of fans, spies & tipsters who kept an
eye out for Dexter filming in their neighborhoods, and let me know in advance when something is about to film there.
Between those reports, my own personal reconnaissance around town, and a
few new resources I discovered, by the time the new first episode airs, I
already know most (but not all) of the filming locations, and only
need to watch the episodes and match up the scenes with the correct
This group of helpful fans includes Rick, Ellen, Suzi, Elaine, Mia,
Julie, Kerry, Joel, Eric, Jeff, & others. My thanks to all of them.
This tip came from both Rick and Julie
- who let me know on the day they filmed the Vogel funeral, that they
were setting up to shoot near the gas station on Livingston. (Thanks
Rick & Julie!)