THE RIVERS & BRIDGES BRIGADE OF THE PA BROWNCOATS, GEEK FRONTIERS AND JUMP CUT THEATER PRESENT CAN'T STOP THE SERENITY PITTSBURGH:
Not even a global pandemic could keep us from holding Pittsburgh's 15th annual Can't Stop the Serenity charity screening of Serenity!
COVID-19 forced us to cancel our event that was planned for July at the Parkway Theater in McKees Rocks, PA. We will definitely try to return there next year for another chance to show Serenity on the big screen, but in the meantime, we still wanted to find a way to help the shiny folk at Equality Now and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
So, we're all manner of pleased to announce that we were able to hold a screening of "Serenity under the Stars" on Saturday, September 5 in Allegheny County's South Park. We screened Serenity outdoors in a field for a "picnic and a movie" experience, and attendees were asked to bring their own blankets or chairs, as well as their own food and beverages. We still had a limited number of raffles too, including a shiny door prize and our special raffle for those who were seeing the movie for the first time. (Unfortunately, we weren't able to have any games this year.)
All donations were made electronically prior to the event in order to eliminate the need for "cashy money" at the screening. Those who made a minimum $15 donation received 5 entries in each of the regular raffles, an entry in the door-prize raffle (and first-timers raffle, if appropriate) and an invitation to the screening. The exact time and location of the screening was sent electronically to those who donated shortly before the event (just like London's "Secret Cinema"). Raffle tickets were also available online for those who couldn't make it to the screening or wished to purchase additional tickets. All proceeds benefited Equality Now and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
Our event was required to abide by all Pennsylvania health and safety guidelines, which meant we were limited in the number of attendees allowed, and all who attended were required to wear face masks and maintain social distance at all times. (Cap'n insisted no exceptions.)
This year's Serenity screening raised a total of $655.00 for Equality Now and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank! Thanks to all who attended and contributed to our fundraising efforts. Since 2006, CSTS Pittsburgh has raised over $14, 000 for Equality Now and other charities, and we've contributed to a global CSTS effort that has raised over $1.3 million! We would like to thank all those who continue to support us by donating and/or attending our events.
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We look forward to seeing you at the 16th annual CSTS Pittsburgh next year. Stay safe, and keep flyin'!
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