Serenity in the Desert

Event Information


Sunday, October 1, 2017 @ 3:00 PM

The Loft Cinema Tucson

3233 East Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, Arizona 85716

Tickets available


Sunday, September 17, 2017 @ 3:00 PM

Studio Movie Grill

15515 N Hayden Rd
 Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Tickets available


About The Arizona Browncoats' Charitable Donations

Joss Whedon's "Serenity," the theatrical follow-up to his hit show "Firefly," was released in 2005 to both critical and fan acclaim, but box office numbers failed to indicate any likely sequel in the near future. Hope seemed lost until the global Browncoat community came up with the idea to not only but Serenity back into theaters, but also do it for a cause!  In 2006, as a tribute to Joss Whedon's birthday, 46 cities in 5 different countries held charitable screenings of the film, a movement dubbed “Can’t Stop the Serenity" (CSTS).  Since then, the global CSTS events have raised well over $1 Million toward Joss Whedon’s charity of choice, Equality Now, which works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world. 

Tucson and Phoenix have participated in the CSTS movement since its inception, raising over $65,000 to date (apologies for the outdated chart below, we hope to update it soon). Tucson has donated over $3,000 of that to the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona (WFSA), a local Tucson organization devoted to helping women in need get back on their feet. Phoenix has donated over $3,700 to several different local charities over the years including Kids Need To Read.  We are honored to be able to make a difference for such wonderful groups of people.

Arizona Browncoats' Donation History

Equality Now$5,329$4,376.80$1,849.60$2,643.79$2,007.23$2,296 
WFSA --$1,094.20$462.40$660.95$501.81



Equality Now$3,850$4,956.20$5,741.95$5,777.74$2,469.22$983.65 
GIFT --$1,239.05 -- ----
Fresh Start -- --$1,435.49 -- -- 
MADCAP Theaters -- -- --$269 -- 
Phoenix Children's Hospital -- -- -- --$823.07 
Kids Need to Read ----
 -- $327.89 
Arizona Total$9,179$11,666.25$9,489.44$9,351.48$5,801.334,367.67