Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is Coming to Los Angeles

Y’all know how much I love Alamo Drafthouse, right?

I mean, the concept behind the Austin, Texas-based movie-theater chain is sheer genius: They show first-run films as well as cult classics and otherwise unheralded movies; they offer a variety of foodstuffs and beverages (alcoholic and non) to enjoy during your film; and they’re just cool asf.

Although we had something similar in Brooklyn, the Nighthawk, once Alamo Drafthouse came to New York — and settled very close to me in Downtown Brooklyn’s City Point shopping complex — I was hooked. Nearly every film I’ve seen in the past nine months has been at Alamo. (The lone exception? John Wick: Chapter 2, which I was forced to see at UA Court Square. Quelle horreur!)

Well, check this out. Alamo Drafthouse is opening a new theater in Downtown Los Angeles’ the Bloc retail center. Slated for a 2018 debut, this will be Alamo’s first L.A. location. Crazy, right?

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I Really Dig My Erin Condren Planner

First, a disclaimer: This is not a paid advertisement. I don’t need the FTC breathing down my neck. I’m not that big an influencer.

Now, onto the goodness. Earlier this week, I received my Erin Condren monthly planner — the “Life in Little Squares” edition — which was customized with photos of my own choosing. The photos show several facets of personality: my love for L.A., for film, for food, for Rihanna. There’s a photo of me showing a little school spirit, throwing up the “U” as I stand in front of the U Statue at the University of Miami’s Rock Plaza.

Jay Fingers' planner from Erin Condren

Other pics: the evolution of my first novel, Guestlist; a Lamborghini; a cold, delicious beer at a golden-hued bar; and one of the last photos of my mother and I.

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📸 Photo of the Week: On Tap 📸

I’m trying, I’m trying, I’m trying to do this on a more consistent basis. Bear with me.

As you can clearly see, this photo is of the many different taps at a bar. What you don’t know is that this photo — taken on 400 ISO 35mm film with the Lomo LC-A+ — was taken at Yard House in L.A. Live during my last trip to Los Angeles.

It was an overcast Sunday, and I was killing time before an Oscars viewing party (that I never actually attended), and I needed a drink badly. I stopped into Yard House, where bartenders Hugo and Jimmy were behind the stick, pouring all manner of libations to satisfy my alcoholic cravings. Continue reading “📸 Photo of the Week: On Tap 📸”

📸 Photo of the Week: Hollywood & Vine 📸

Seeing as “the Mulligan” will be happening in a little less than two weeks, I decided to revisit one of the actual film photos I took while I was in Los Angeles.

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