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Historic Core Braces for "Criminal Minds"

By Eric Richardson
Published: Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at 11:20PM
Downtown Filming Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Filming related "No Parking" signs are an everyday sign in Downtown.

The Historic Core gets a major television shoot this week, as the CBS show "Criminal Minds" moves into town for a location stay spanning Wednesday through Friday. Nighttime shots are the order of the day, with closures slated for Broadway, Spring and 6th streets.

The scene descriptions make clear that this might not be a quiet shoot.

Occasional traffic and pedestrian control. Weapons brandished. Emergency vehicles with lights flashing. Camera & equipment on sidewalk, curb lane and across the street. Exterior dialogue. Wetting of the street. BB light. Condor. Car debris on fire. 1 generator. Picture vehicles. Car chase.

The bulk of the action takes place at the corner of 6th and Spring. Those looking to drive through over the evening hours might want to take note.

6/11, 7:00 P.M. - 6:00 A.M., 6/12, 9:30 P.M. - 6:00 A.M. & 6/13, 7:00 P.M. - 7:00 A.M. Full closure of Spring St from 5th St - 7th St. Full closure of 6th St from Broadway - Main St.

Community feathers were certainly ruffled when notice of this shoot came out and included closures on Gallery Row during Art Walk, something supposedly not to be granted. The production responded by moving the street closure time later on Art Walk night, past its official 9pm close.

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