Platteville are taking to the skies this weekend

The Browncoats in Platteville, Wisconsin, are excited to bring back Can’t Stop the Serenity for the third straight year.

The event will take place on 2nd October at the Avalon Cinema in downtown Platteville starting at 2 pm with doors opening at 1:30 pm.

(Note that this is NOT coincidentally the Green Bay Packers bye week.)

Organiser Annie says “Joe and I are fans of the Firefly/Serenity universe and wanted to see it on the big screen again after Madison stopped holding their event. There were false starts the first few years, but it finally got off the ground in 2014. Angie Pfaff, who I met through Family Connections, agreed to help out this year after coming to the Platteville event both of the past two years. David Boyd is our unofficial angel member that has helped teach us how to properly advertise to the wider Browncoat community and has helped procure awesome limited edition and signed auction items.

This year we will once again be showing Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog (thanks to the Avalon Cinema for donating the space), Serenity, and a collection of shorts from the internet. There will also be an auction, door prizes, and a merch booth, so hit the ATM before coming.”

As always they will be supporting Equality Now, but they’ve chosen different local charities for each of their events.

“This year” says Annie “we’re raising 25% of our money and increasing local awareness for Family Connections of Southwest Wisconsin (www.familyconnectionsswwi.org). Family Connections is an organization focused on preschool children and young families in six rural counties. They help the community by offering free play and learn events for young families, trainings for parents and child care providers, child care inspections, a discovery center providing hands on activities for young children to learn and have fun, and a couple family fun events that bring the community together. A speaker from Family Connections will be there on the night to explain what the money raised will be used for.”

Tickets will be $10 in advance and $15 at the door with students having a discounted price of $7 in advance and $10 at the door. The evening can be followed up by a meal at a local Italian restaurant who will donate 10% of the bill to the event as well.

Annie concludes by saying “All the people attending the event have always been gracious enough to help us set up on the day of the event and that sense of community means the event is always a lot of fun.”

More information can be found at csts.swwi.org.

Posted by Emma on September 09, 2016 in 2016 tagged with , ,

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