Alex Ben Block

Inside L.A.’s Game Changing Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas

What to expect from a new age theater, video store and more, all in one. What it will cost, and why it took such a long time to arrive in Southern California and everything it has to offer. A new theater opens this week in Los Angeles that is daring, different and definitely something special. It is the 40th theater by Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, and is much more than just a place to see movies. It is also a gourmet restaurant, a well-stocked bar, a video store with free rentals, a place to play board games, a source of unusual movie related licensed merchandise and other treats. My first story for Los Angeles Magazine online, which you can read here, is about all the unusual stuff offered t

HENRY WINKLER: A Friend To The World

The star of “Happy Days” and “Barry,” honored by the L.A. Press Club for his 34 children’s books, opens up about his career, life, learning disabilities, Fonzie’s library card and his message for kids. "Barry's" Bill Hader (on the right) on his co-star: “He likes to bring a lot of happiness into the world.” Fifty years ago, Henry Winkler exploded as the hottest star on American TV playing super cool Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli, on “Happy Days,” for which he won two Golden Globes. This past September, he won his first Emmy, for his role on the HBO show “Barry.” At age 73, Winkler is enjoying a career renaissance, with critics applauding his performance as the complicated, tortured acting teac

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