Wednesday, July 19, 2023

A Healthy Dose of Humility


Yesterday was a prime example of why I am quick to point out that I am a blogger and not a journalist. 

It is true that the Regal UA at Snowden Square is closing in its current form. But apparently there is some knowledge out there that it will rebrand and reopen as a Cinemark theatre. Cinemark operates the Egyptian at Arundel Mills Mall, which I still think of as “Muvico Egyptian.”

I could not find official verification in writing anywhere in a basic internet search. A helpful reader provided this link about Regal’s financial state and restructuring but it does not mention by name the theatres in question. It did, however, make my eyes go a bit cross eyed as my brain tried to parse what I was reading.

It certainly would have been good business on Cinemark’s part to publicize this in a positive way to avoid the kind of alarm and confusion we saw on social media yesterday. On the other hand, maybe that’s all a part of the plan - - I am not in the movie theatre business.

At any rate, I offer my apologies. I jumped the gun without having the whole story. (It’s no consolation to me that the Baltimore Fishbowl website went exactly the same route that I did. They have since updated their story.) 

I should have done better.


This upcoming event at the Meeting House in Oakland Mills caught my eye.

Image from Jewish Federation of Howard County social media 

Join the Jewish Federation of Howard Counts for a festive evening learning all about: Henna Parties and Moroccan Jewish Traditions.

Sunday, July 23 • 6:30 PM • The Meeting House

5885 Robert Oliver Place • Columbia

* Enjoy Moroccan music, snacks, and tea

* Learn about Henna and Sephardic Jewish traditions *

* Experience a traditional Henna ceremony led by Ora Fisch! *

Vegetarian snacks & desserts prepared in a kosher home.

This event is for all genders! • $10/person • $5/kids and teens

*Registration Required*:

Questions? Contact Ortal Zinger at

Alas, I just noticed that registration for this closed last night but you can always contact Ortal Zinger at to see if perhaps there’s one space left or to ask if they are considering offering this again. It looks fascinating.

One thing that isn’t closed is the Howard County Jewish History Project exhibit at the Howard County Welcome Center in Old Ellicott City. The end date has been extended until August 21st. This article in the Baltimore Sun will tell you more about what to expect when you visit. 

Also of note: the new Student-to-Student Program which the Jewish Federation of Howard County will be participating in to foster greater understanding about Judaism among young people. You can learn more at their website and also watch a short video about how the program works in St. Louis. 


At the moment the weather doesn’t look very promising and I’m considering stocking up on library books. What have you got planned? 

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