True Blood Filming Locations

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Q. What is it supposed to be on the show?
    A. A warehouse.

Q. Where is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. In Bon Temps, Louisiana

Q. When did we see it on the show?

    A. In Episode 1, of the final Season 7 ("Jesus Gonna Be Here").

    A number of Bon Temps residents (including Holly & Arlene) have been kidnapped by a roving band of Hep-V infected vampires, and are being held in a basement under Fangtasia, where the vamps are feeding on (and killing) them.

    In this scene, Bill and Andy are out searching for the victims.

    They stop at a large warehouse.

    Andy says that the place shut down a year ago, but that they used to find kids partying there all the time.

    They roll up the large door and go inside, flashlights ablaze.

    They spot a bloody cot, and Bill remarks that the vampires have been nesting there.

    Then they enter a larger room and Andy is horrified to see the bodies of several dead women hung upside-down from the ceiling, their throats torn out.

    Just then, they encounter a small group of vigilante townspeople, who get the drop on them.

    Bill lies and says that Andy stayed away from the bar in protest, so the vigilantes will trust him.

    Andy pretends that he wants to be the one to kill Bill, but once he has the gun, he turns it on the others and forces them to leave.

The location:
The Warehouse Vampire Nest

Q. What is it actually, in real life?

    A. An actual warehouse, but nowhere near Louisiana.

Q. Where can I find it in real life?

A. This warehouse is about where you'd expect to find it: in L.A.'s warehouse district.

It's located at 1327 Palmetto Street, on the northeast side of downtown Los Angeles., at the northwest corner of Palmetto and Santa Fe Ave.

This one is easy to spot - it reads "ACME Wiping Materials Co." across its front.  The door that they open is the one with a sign reading "Receiving Department" above it.

Hollywood does a surprising amount of film-making in this warehouse district; so much so that a surprising number of the old buildings have signs posted reading "Filming location for rent".  (Not long before they filmed this scene, the 2014 movie "Walk of Shame" was filming in the same area.)

Here is a Google StreetView of the warehouse:

  Here is an aerial photo of the warehouse. And here is a map link.

[ Warning: this isn't the safest part of town. It's often deserted, and it's far
too close to the heart of Skid Row.  So exercise reasonable caution. ]

And here is a photo of the warehhouse from True Blood fan Jay B.:

Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?

AWhile tracking down locations over the years, I've spent a lot of time in the warehouse district, since they often film there. While many of the industrial buildings there are faceless old structures, a few stand out.  Some of them, like this one, still bear a sign painted on front.

This one reads "ACME Wiping Materials Co.", a memorable name, which can be seen if you slow down the scene where the police car pulls up to the warehouse.  So it wasn't hard to find.

True Blood Filming Locations

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