Where was Dark Matter filmed? Guide to all the locations

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Based on the science fiction thriller novel of the same name by Blake Crouch, Dark Matter was filmed primarily in Chicago.

The story follows Jason Dessen, a college physics professor who wakes up in a reality where his life is completely different from the one he knows.

Joel Edgerton as Jason Dessen

Filled with quantum physics and parallel worlds, the series stars Joel Edgerton as Jason, and Jennifer Connelly as his wife, Daniela.

Here is our spoiler-free guide to the filming locations of Dark Matter. You'll find the locations in order of appearance.

The Dark Matter locations

Dark Matter location
At the beginning of the first episode, "Are You Happy in Your Life?", Charlie and Jason are driving down North Kedzie Boulevard in Logan Square, Chicago.

The traffic light is at the intersection with West Logan Boulevard.
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Lakemont College
The fictional Lakemont College, where Jason works as a physics teacher, is actually located at the Mathematics Community Center (NEIU) at Northeastern Illinois University.

Established in 1867, it is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the state.
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The Dark Matter house

Dark Matter house
The Dessen home exterior is a historic brownstone located near the Damen Blue Line station on Wicker Park's Caton Street.

Brownstones are built with a blend of brick and sandstone, often featuring architectural details such as stoops and ornate facades, representing a significant part of Chicago's architectural heritage.

According to real estate websites, this three-bedroom house built in the 1890s has an estimated market value of about 1,300,000 dollars.
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Village Tap bar
When Jason goes to meet Ryan at the Village Tap bar, there is a shot filmed near Logan Square with North Milwaukee Avenue.

The Logan Theatre neon light sign appears in the background.
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Dark Matter bar
In the sequence, the pub appears to be across the street. However, the Village Tap was filmed at the Damen Tavern on Huron Street and North Damen Avenue.

The interior, with a Devil's Toboggan anti-alcohol prohibition poster, was also shot here.
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Jalisco Electronics
On his way home, a taxi almost runs over Jason on West Chicago Avenue in West Town, so the bar might be in that area as well.
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Dark Matter City
Daniela's gallery in the second episode, "Trip of a Lifetime", is Artifact Events in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago.

Decorated with antique stone columns and chandeliers, this unique venue is housed in a former industrial space.
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Stay tuned on this page, we will be updating and expanding this report every week as new locations are revealed!

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1- Anonymous - May 9, 2024, 7:27 PM
The bar scene is Damen Tavern. Only an alcoholic would know this :) - We had to pause before they entered, but then the Devil's Toboggan picture sealed the deal.


   2- Ra Moon - May 10, 2024, 9:05 AM
   Thank you, updated!


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