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Kudos to Chicagoland Browncoats!

(cross-posted to fireflyfans)

Amy of the Chicagoland Browncoats just sent out this message via the list!:

We Done Real Good
Posted by: "Amy"
Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:57 pm (PST)

I just tallied up the cashy $ from the Serenity Now/Equality Now Serenity Charity Screening, and we netted (preliminarily) $2,656!!!!

That includes $2,690 in box office receipts and $266 stuffed in the donation boxes, minus $300 to the theater.

We may still have some donations coming in and some shipping expenses to pay. I'll post the final $ amount when I send the check to Equality Now.

If you still want to make a donation to add to our total, please let me know.

Shiny job everyone!

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It really was a fun screening! The series soundtrack was playing before the film and a couple got up and started dancing up and down the (long, long) theater aisles once the song "River's Dance" came up (there were long aisles because the screening was held at the Portage, an old and historic movie theater, the likes of which they simply do not make anymore--and usually, in coming upon them, split them into three or more little shoebox screens!).

The Equality Now table distributed information about the group, plus you could pick up one of those free gel bracelets with the the web site and motto of the group on it: Take A Stand, Make A Difference, www.equalitynow.org

To get into the spirit of the film, for 25 little cents, you could pick up one of the biggest fortune cookies I've ever seen (and I've visited an Asian restaurant or fourteen in this town!). My fortune (which may have been in all of them--?) was:
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can
change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
--Margaret Mead
Before the film, we got to see Joss Whedon's Equality Now speech.

After the film, we got to see the Mosquito parody.

And there were cool door prizes (none of which I won, but it was a highly thoughtful, fun gesture, spanning chocolates and gift certificates to Buffy comics and the book, Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy!).