Dirty dancing or crime fighting in Austin?

Filming for Patrick Swayze’s new A&E crime drama The Beast left River Forest and rolled into Austin last week. On Thursday afternoon, the production filmed at a warehouse at Lorel Avenue and Lake Street. Scenes were shot outside the four-story abandoned building, which stretches from Lorel to Long Avenue along Lake Street. Filming also took place inside the warehouse. The 56-year-old Swayze plays an FBI agent in the series debuting sometime in 2009.

At least they didn’t blow this building up like The Dark Knight production did on the old Brach site. You can see the results of that in the latest Batman film.

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