Portland, Ore – PDX Browncoats, the local fan group of the television show, Firefly, and movie, Serenity, are holding their 9th annual Can’t Stop the Serenity at the Clinton Street Theater. The event, founded in Portland and now celebrated globally, raises money for Equality Now. Equality Now works to end violence and discrimination against girls and women using grassroots methods to advocate for changes to government policy. Since 2006, PDX Browncoats have screened Serenity, the 2005 movie based on Joss Whedon’s space opera television show, inviting fans to enjoy seeing it once again on the big screen. Says organizer Christine Mooney, “Once a movie leaves the theater, you usually only get to see it again at home on your TV. Can’t Stop the Serenity is great in that you get to see it in a theater, with other fans, and you’re raising money for a great organization.”
“The Clinton Street Theater has had some renovations,” she continues. “New seats, a new screen, upgraded air conditioning. It’s going to be a lot of fun!” There will be two screenings; an early seating at 2:30 with doors at 2:00 and a later show at 7:30 with doors at 7:00. Tickets for both screenings are available at Brown Paper Tickets. In addition to Serenity, attendees will also get to watch, and sing a long with, Whedon’s 2008 Internet sensation, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog. “If you’re a fan of Neil Patrick Harris, or Nathan Fillion, or Felicia Day, you will definitely want to see this,” says PDX Browncoats Board President, Kara Helgren. “Come for Dr. Horrible, stay for Serenity.”
As if that weren’t enough, each screening will include a raffle with prizes donated by Dark Horse Comics, Things From Another World, Rose City Comic Con, and many more. “You could win a set of Serenity comics, tickets to Rose City Comic Con, a Jayne hat, just to name a few things that have been donated,” Christine Mooney says.