See Serenity in Montreal, June 22, 2006

This is the official site for information regarding the charity screening of the movie SERENITY written and directed by Joss Whedon. The proceeds of the screening will be given to Equality Now. Check back here often for updates as we will post more information periodically.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Charity Screening of Serenity: Pre-Festival Event of Fantasia Festival


Post-Screening Report: Financial and Screening report can be found here.
Pictures of the event will be uploaded slowly to this Flickr Account .

Press Item: We had a small mention on the thursday edition of the Montreal Mirror, June 22nd on Page 5! Here is the online link, scroll to "Serenity Now" Montreal Mirror Mention

DONATE: Although the charity screening event is over, it does not mean that the organization Equality Now, does not need your help! Whether you attended the event or not, I encourage you to consider donating to Equality Now. Even if its a small amount, that is great! Every little bit helps. Please see their site for more details about the organization and of how you can help! Equality Now Site

Joss Whedon Equality Now Speech: Joss Whedon was honoured at a dinner put on by the organization Equality Now in mid-May, and they have videotaped his speech. This was shown at the screening before the film, as it best describes the motivation of this whole screening campaign in 47 cities. You can see it on youtube with Meryl Streep introducing him here

Date : Thursday June 22nd, 2006
Time: Doors open 7:00 pm, screening 7:30 pm

Theatre: Concordia's J.A. de Seve Cinema Theatre Site
Address: LB-125, 1400 de Maisonneuve West Google Map
Parking: $5 After 5 pm (recommended if driving) Parking Site
Nearest Metro: Metro Guy on the Green Line

IMPORTANT NOTE: Wil Wheaton will only be present for the Book signing and reading, he will not be present at the Screening. We apologize if there has been any confusion.

Cost: Tickets can only be purchased at two places. 1)At the booksigning only from 1 pm to 4:30 pm. It will be $10. 2) At the door of the screening, they will be $15 starting 7:00 pm.

Where to Buy Tickets: Tickets will be available for advance purchase on June 22nd from 1 pm to 4:30 pm at Le Melange Magique / The Magical Blend (1928 St-Catherine West, near metro Guy, Montreal 514-938-1458) Buy them in store with cash/debit/credit card

Contact us: serenityscreening at gmail dot com

Pre/Post-Screening Activities:

It is confirmed! Wil Wheaton will be at Melange Magique(see address above) to do a book reading to start at 1 pm. Starting at 3 pm, he will do a book signing. This event is hosted by the organizers of the Charity Screening. For more information call the store 514-938-1458. And you can see the event announced on Wil Wheaton's blog here

There will be a pre-screening dinner at 4:30pm. Location is at Zyng Asian Grill 1625 de Maisonneuve West (corner Guy). If we are 20 or more people, we will get a meal discount. Ask for Scarlet or the Montreal Browncoats when you arrive. Most of us will part the restaurant by 5:30pm to set up tables for the screening.

  • There will be tables with swag and merchandise for sale and give-away, as well as promotionals and a sneak-peak at the door prizes. This will occur from 6:00-7:30pm at the theatre.

After the screening, we will have a post-screening shindig. This is a cafe witha lounge area(no alcohol sorry...), they also have bubble tea and small food items. It is on the corner of Bishop & Blvd Rene-Levesque.

General Information

Synopsis: A passenger with a deadly secret. Six rebels on the run. An assassin in pursuit. When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything - or anyone - to get the girl back and the bloodthirsty creatures who roam the uncharted areas of space. But, the greatest danger of all may be on their ship. This is a continuation of the TV series Firefly created by Joss Whedon.

The Campaign: The screening in Montreal will be one of 30+ screenings of the movie Serenity around the world, which are occuring on the week leading up to June 23rd. This day is the birthday of creator Joss Whedon, and as a big thank you to the creator, the fans are organizing charity screenings. The proceeds of these screenings will go to Joss Whedon's favourite charity, Equality Now.

About Equality Now: Equality Now works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world through the mobilization of public pressure. They operate in the same manner as Amnesty International, however they focus on issues concerning women.
EXTRA: Joss Whedon, creator of Serenity & Firefly, will be a special honouree at a dinner to benefit Equality Now on May 15th. On the Road to Equality

DOOR PRIZES: There will be wonderful prizes for 9 (nine) lucky folks who attend the event. Your ticket is your entry for the door prizes. The door prizes include nine (one for each main character) themed prize packages (valued $50+). See our sponsors for some hints to the contents. Here are the previews of the door prize baskets for Malcolm Reynolds, Shepard Book, and River Tam respectively. Are you drooling yet?

Below is a list of sponsors and their locations and corresponding internet links (if there is one), who have contributed to the event so far.

The Magical Blend
1928 St. Catherine Street West, Montreal, (514) 938-1458
Hosting ticket sales... date of availability TBA soon.
An online source for toys and collectibles.

Crescent Moon School of Crescent Moon Spiritual Learning Centre
PO BOX 1415 Station H
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 2N5
(514) 799-9412

*preparing the door prize baskets for the Montreal Browncoats*

KMO Army Surplus
5662 Sherbrooke West, Montreal, Quebec
(514) 369-0303

Jars of Stars
Designers and graphic artists for businesses and events
They work on both Mac and PC.
They can create from scratch or update an existing design, create promotional materials, logos, business cards, websites, and databases to help your business run smooth and get noticed.

Poplollies Gifts & Goodies
Bringing you all the best Serenity & six degrees of Joss Whedon goodies the Whedon-verse has to offer! By browncoats, for browncoats!

Le Urban Retreat (Terryann Nikides)
Bodytalk, Breakthroughs, Massage, Reiki, and Tarot.
514.486.7037 (Montreal)

Montreal Reiki (Robyn Stroll)
A specialist in reiki and healing.
514.708.4784 (Montreal)

Clairvoyant Medium (Tarot and Astrology)
514.938.1458 (Montreal)

DragonMoone Designs
Designers and makers of custom and medieval clothing.

Big Red Button
Cry Baby Cry mug and other shiny stuff!

Fan Done
Provides unique media fandom-related merchandise as well as promotes various fan activities through direct involvement and donations.

Bedlam Bards
"On the Drift" Firefly inspired original music CD

Ben's Prop Replicas
Truly SHINY replicas of maps, wanted ads, cash, and more!

Jewelry and merchandise inspired by Joss Whedon's FIREFLY tv showand SERENITY movie. Click on any image below for more information!

1224 Ave. Bernard West
Outremont, Quebec

5612 Monkland (corner Marcil)
NDG - Montreal, Quebec
1625 de Maisonneuve West
**Pre-Screening Dinner @ 4:30pm June 22nd**

Sekh's Party Shop
The Browncoat Commissary is a non-profit store selling original designs by Browncoats for Browncoats.