Steel City Charity Screenings for Equality Now and Western PA Charities

Presented by the Rivers and Bridges Brigade of the Pennsylvania Browncoats.

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Be a part of the shindig that was voted runner-up for "Best Fundraising Gala" in the Pittsburgh City Paper's "Best of Pittsburgh 2017" readers' poll!  


No power in the 'verse could stop us from holding Pittsburgh's 16th annual Can't Stop the Serenity charity screening of the sci-fi classic Serenity!

For the second straight year, we screened "Serenity under the Stars."  This year's screening took place on Saturday, July 31 in Allegheny County's South Park We screened Serenity outdoors in a field for a "picnic and a movie" experience, and attendees brought their own blankets or chairs, as well as their own food and beverages(Alcoholic beverages were prohibited by order of Allegheny Parks.)  We had a number of raffles too, including a shiny "door prize" and our special raffle for those who were seeing the movie for the first time.  And yes, this year also marked the return of games, although this time they were of the outdoor recreational sort-- volleyball, bollo toss and horseshoes.

Admission to the event was exclusively through donations made electronically prior to the day of the screening.  Those who made a minimum $15 donation received 15 raffle tickets, 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 be available online and at the event for those who either couldn't make it to the screening or simply wished to purchase additional tickets.  All proceeds from this year's event benefited Equality Now and the Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh.  

Our event was required to abide by all Allegheny Parks regulations and health and safety guidelines, which meant the number of attendees who were allowed to be in attendance was limited.  This year's shindig sold out a few days in advance. 

This year's Serenity screening raised a total of $815.00 for Equality Now and the Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh.  Since 2006, CSTS Pittsburgh has raised over $15, 000 for Equality Now and other charities, and we've contributed to a global CSTS effort that has raised over  $1.35 million! We would like to thank all those who continue to support us by donating and/or attending our events.  With your help, we hope to raise even more next year.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Geek Frontiers (www.geekfrontiers.com), which has been a sponsor of Can't Stop the Serenity Pittsburgh since 2013, and Jump Cut Theater (www.jumpcuttheater.org), who have sponsored our events since 2018. 

Don't forget to check back often to stay updated on all the latest news and information about CSTS Pittsburgh events and other PA Browncoats Rivers and Bridges Brigade shindigs on our "News" and "Calendar" pages.

We look forward to seeing you at the 17th annual CSTS Pittsburgh in 2022.  Stay safe, and keep flyin'!


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