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“Jury Duty” Filming Locations Guide to Los Angeles

BY Chris M. Walsh | May 3, 2023

Has this ever happened to you? There’s a brief moment when an uncontrollable laughing fit has yet to turn into crying, but its coming, and your body freezes. Just for an instant, nearly paralyzed by laughter, you make no sounds — it’s almost like you need to catch up with the funny happening in front of you. The moment passes quickly and the tears kick in, immediately followed by more chortling, writhing and knee-slapping. If others are in the room you might get a “It’s not THAT funny” comment. But it is that funny. And once you finally stop, you’re in a brief state of euphoria thanks to a post-hilarity endorphins rush, and mumble “That was so goddamn funny.”

This has happened to me twice so far while watching “Jury Duty,” the Amazon Freevee series, and I’m only on episode four. The faux docu-comedy follows a faux jury through a faux civil trial. It stars actor James Marsden — from “X-Men,” “The Notebook” — a group of improv actors and unknowing reality participant named Ronald Gladden. (Don’t worry, in the end, the show doesn’t make this all-around nice guy look terrible.)

After you’ve binged season one and you’re looking for a deeper connection with the show, we’ve got you covered with this: the “Jury Duty” filming locations guide. Since season one’s settings were limited, we’ve rounded out the tour with some extra Marsman spots. (That’s juror Ross Kubiak’s [played by Ross Kimball] nickname for James Marsden, not ours.)

"Jury Duty" tv show filming locations -- the courthouse.
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"Jury Duty" tv show filming locations -- the courthouse.

Huntington Park Superior Court

6548 Miles Ave, Huntington Park, CA 90255, USA

The majority of the 17-day “Jury Duty” shoot took place in a shuttered courthouse that was “last used as a community Halloween haunted house,” the show’s executive producer Cody Heller told USA Today. “There were just spider webs and fake zombies. Our crew went in there to rehab the entire thing.” The Spanish-style stucco building is located at 6548 Miles Ave. in Huntington Park, which is a mostly Latino community in between downtown L.A. and Compton. In the immediate area around the court are a handful of government and community services — an elementary school, middle school, library, post office and a community clinic.

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"Jury Duty" tv show filming locations.
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"Cinnamon & Sparrow" Factory

1617 E Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA

In episode four, the “Jury Duty” crew visits Cinnamon & Sparrow’s fake factory where the alleged incident, and basis for the trial, went down. It’s here that hapless underachiever and fake defendant Trevor Morris (Ben Seaward), an employee of Cinnamon & Sparrow who lives at home with his mom and spends most of his time smoking pot, accidentally destroyed a batch of T-shirts. The factory is really this warehouse in L.A.’s Nevin neighborhood, according to the Dirt.

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"Jury Duty" tv show filming locations — Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville on Universal CityWalk.
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"Jury Duty" tv show filming locations — Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville on Universal CityWalk.

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville

Universal CityWalk, Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA, USA

After the group field trip to the fake Cinnamon & Sparrow factory, they grab dinner at Margaritaville on the Universal CityWalk. If you’ve been to one of Margaritaville’s 28 locations across the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean, this will feel familiar. In one of the funniest moments from season one, this is where awkward juror Todd Gregory (David Brown) unknowingly offends patrons with an unexpected fashion statement as his fellow jurors get overserved.

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"Jury Duty" tv show filming locations — Sportsmen Lodge in Studio City.
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"Jury Duty" tv show filming locations — Sportsmen Lodge in Studio City.

Sportsmen’s Lodge

12825 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA, USA

The jury is holed up at “the Valley Lodge” during their sequestration, which is really the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City. It’s where, in episode five, Marsden and juror Ronald workshop the character of Caleb, which is the fake part Marsden is going for in the fake movie he talks about the whole show. The hotel is real, though, and has a long history in Hollywood. Due to its proximity to studios, it was known as a gathering spot for Clark Gable, Bette Davis, John Wayne, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Marlon Brando, Doris Day, Gene Autry and others.

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Giorgio Baldi

114 West Channel Road, Santa Monica, CA, USA

It’s not a location for the show, but high-end Italian restaurant Giorgio Baldi IS a place where James Marsden has been spotted. The “X-Men” and “Jury Duty” star was seen on a date with model Kelsey Merritt in April 2023, according to gossip site JustJared.

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The Little Door

8164 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA

Also not seen in season one, but a restaurant where Marsden has been spotted in the past is The Little Door on W 3rd. It’s where he and another model — this time it was Suki Waterhouse — dined in April 2015, according to People.

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Saddle Ranch

8371 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA, USA

This Old West-themed steakhouse is part of a chain and sits right on Sunset, next door to the Riot House and across the street from the Sunset Tower Hotel. It’s here that Marsden and fellow actor Jack Black rode the mechanical bull on a night out, according to TMZ.

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