Yet Another Way Of Expressing. . .

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Yet Another Way Of Expressing Thankfulness. . .


I have been thinking.  In particular how one thought can lead to a different one.  Okay, I know what some of you may be thinking - just another day for that pondering, wondering and wandering guy.


Fast forward from my random recollections to Saturday September 3. It was National Cinema Day 2022. Traditionally a slower than usual movie-going time, it was initiated to encourage participation in an activity that has decreased dramatically in recent times.  I am sure the day and the inaugural event were missed by many of you. However, I was intrigued by the nationwide campaign possibilities. And well, I enjoy many aspects of film. The three-dollar ticket price was a nice treat too.  I understand there was a concession in prices at the snack bar although I did not participate.


Of the cinematic choices available, I saw a documentary.  And yes, I can practically hear the yawns grow as I write the title.  Hallelujah:  Leonard Cohen, A Journey And A Song shares a story about a recording artist who was somewhat known to me as well as a spotlight on a song recognized even to someone like myself who can rarely “name that tune”.  



But it is the journey where the story really comes alive. And like many paths taken in life, there are some detours along the way.    


Merriam Webster defines hallelujah as a way to express joy, praise or thanks.  Ah, for the sake of pondering it's really much more. At least for me.


It's where discoveries can be found. Seeing the movie had me searching for additional information. Continuing to learn. And that's something to be thankful in my opinion. And that's worthy of a Hallelujah!




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Comments (34)

John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

The timing for National Cinema Day with $3 admission for all day movies was very well timed. In the middle of this West Coast heat wave with temperatures in triple digits, many sought out movie theaters as places to keep cool for a few hours.

Sep 05, 2022 11:04 AM
Michael Jacobs

The warm (err very hot) weather experienced in much of California certainly made a trip to the theater an easy choice although I would have likely gone.  "Value" can definitely speak loudly at times.   

Sep 05, 2022 11:13 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Michael Jacobs -

There was a big campaign that did not go unnoticed about the $3 tickets. I did think of you and your passion for the movies.  We used to belong to a Movie Group.  The idea was that four couples got together monthly and reviewed two movies the hosts picked.  Each brought a dish,  The hosting duties changed every month.  Someone brought a dessert, a salad,  and appetizers.  The hosts made the main course and provided the theme for the evening.  Some of the movies were movies I would never have seen if it were not for the hosts that picked them. The conversation was always intriguing and very fascinating. 

Sep 05, 2022 06:57 PM
Michael Jacobs

I remember you mentioning this group (how time flies, right?).  Happy Memories Monday.  😃

Sep 05, 2022 07:24 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

What?  September 3rd was National Cinema Day, and I missed it!  I was too busy hosting my family for dinner that day.  It was hot (107 degrees).  I should have taken them to the air conditioned movies instead!

Sep 05, 2022 07:50 PM
Michael Jacobs

I think the lower-than-typical ticket prices may have helped and the higher temps outside were certainly on my mind when entering the air-conditioned interior.   

Sep 06, 2022 06:54 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Michael, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Sep 05, 2022 07:51 PM
Michael Jacobs

Thank you.  I appreciate it.  

Sep 06, 2022 06:55 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you for sharing and lighting a fire in my thought process Michael 😎

Sep 05, 2022 09:11 PM
Michael Jacobs

Thought processes can ignite spontaneously, can't they?   

Sep 06, 2022 06:57 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, I did think I would go to a movie while away, but really hasn't been time.

Sep 06, 2022 07:53 AM
Michael Jacobs

We may have a thought of doing this or that but time often has another opinion.  

Sep 06, 2022 08:14 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Michael - yes I sometimes do those rabbit hole searches as you say.  It takes me in a totally differernt pondering direction.

Sep 07, 2022 06:23 AM
Michael Jacobs

And oh what a ride!

Sep 07, 2022 07:15 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Wednesday morning, Michael.

Have a great day and an outstanding week as we continue to spread love and kindness.

Sep 07, 2022 08:25 AM
Michael Jacobs

Kindness is a good activity to practice each day.  I hope you enjoy your day too.  

Sep 07, 2022 09:16 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Michael Jacobs and I guess I should of made it a point at that price to take in a movie.  One of these days!

Sep 09, 2022 08:01 AM
Michael Jacobs

It will be interesting to see if this promotion or anything similar is repeated.   

Sep 09, 2022 08:30 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Tuesday morning, Michael.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Sep 13, 2022 07:00 AM
Michael Jacobs

Happy Tuesday to you as well.  May good things continue to be a part of your daily life.  

Sep 13, 2022 09:40 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Michael Jacobs ...Knee deep in film noir on TCM and every night is movie night. Watched Alfred Hitchcock's suspense thriller Strangers On A Train (1951) Movie  last evening.

Sep 15, 2022 10:42 AM
Michael Jacobs

A classic although I think my favorite Hitchcock film is North by Northwest.  

Sep 15, 2022 12:15 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael it has probably been a decade or more since the last time I went to a movie theater.. Endre

Sep 15, 2022 11:01 PM
Michael Jacobs

Thank you for the comment.  

Sep 16, 2022 05:27 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Michael.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Sep 16, 2022 05:29 AM
Michael Jacobs

Thank you.  

Sep 16, 2022 05:33 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I do like a good documentary and would love to see the one discussing Cohen.  

Sep 19, 2022 06:27 AM
Michael Jacobs

It's likely streaming on one of the many services as it wasn't in wide release although it might have been showing in the greater Sacramento area.  

Sep 19, 2022 07:48 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Michael - and sometimes our expressions come from the relationships we develop.

Sep 19, 2022 07:29 AM
Michael Jacobs

Likely endless ways - your comment makes me think of the many possible ways.  

Sep 19, 2022 07:49 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Hi Michael,  You do enjoy your movies :)  My question is - how can you bypass the popcorn?  Come on now.... 

Sep 20, 2022 08:47 AM
Michael Jacobs

Really, I don't.  I won't say never but it may be pretty close to that number (times where I crave popcorn).  

Sep 20, 2022 09:57 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Good morning, Michael Jacobs - last night I heard Bon Jovi sing Hallelujah and thought of you and your post. I regret that I passed up the opportunity to see the documentary of Leonard Cohen when it played in local theaters. I don't do Cable TV, Netflix or stream movies. Hopefully, I will get to see it. Until then, I hope Hallelujah makes its rounds with many voices from now until eternity.   

Sep 21, 2022 07:10 AM
Michael Jacobs

The song seems to live through its many interpretations.   

Sep 21, 2022 07:53 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Michael Jacobs - I agree. The adaptation of positive change lives on like the Classics. 

Sep 21, 2022 07:57 AM
Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

$3 for a movie ticket???? I thought you need a time machine to get that bargain....  When my wife and I went to see the new top gun I'm pretty sure it was over $50 for the two of us with a bucket of popcorn...

Sep 21, 2022 11:59 AM
Michael Jacobs

Maybe National Cinema Day was a magical movie moment.  Although I haven't seen Top Gun Maverick yet, I have heard it is kinda special too in a retro way as well.  Thankfully, I can refrain from popcorn so there is that to consider to help price busting.  😃     

Sep 21, 2022 01:09 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


The weekend of the 3rd a a busy one and I completely missed that it was National Cinema Day. I can recall the last time I went to see a movie in an actual movie theater...probably when admission WAS around $3!


Sep 24, 2022 12:37 PM
Michael Jacobs

Jeff Dowler, CRS - I don't know if it will be an annual event but I think the idea has plenty of relevance.  

Oct 02, 2022 04:48 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Michael! I'm sad that we didn't take advantage of this holiday - but, will certainly be on the lookout for it next year!

Two things come to mind - I see what you did there with the concessions!

And, the Hallelujah Chorus is one of my favorites - sort of relating that to the theme of the movie you saw!!

Oct 02, 2022 03:37 PM
Michael Jacobs

Debe Maxwell, CRS - thank you for sharing that you "got" the concessions reference as well as the movie title, the subject and this post title connection.  I appreciate it.  

Oct 02, 2022 04:51 PM