N.Y. Power Authority Offers "Beat The Heat" Free Family Movies in Air-Conditioned Comfort Tuestays in July and August

Karen White
(315) 764-0226

June 28, 2013


MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will once again host its “Beat the Heat Summer Movie Days” every Tuesday this summer at the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Hydroelectric Power Plant’s  admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch in Massena.

The special “Beat the Heat” series features a full day of free movies and popcorn every Tuesday during July and August. Three family-friendly films will be shown each Tuesday at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the visitors center’s air-conditioned auditorium.

The July “Beat the Heat” Tuesday movie schedule is:

July 2:

10 a.m. “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”

1 p.m.  “Escape from Planet Earth”

3 p.m.  “Ice Age: Continental Drift”

July 9:

10 a.m. “Horton Hears a Who”

1 p.m.  “Jack the Giant Slayer”

3 p.m.  “Brave”

July 16:

10 a.m. “Toys in the Attic”

1 p.m.  “Crooked Arrows”

3 p.m.  “Here Comes the Boom”

July 23:

10 a.m. “Despicable Me”

1 p.m.  “Pitch Perfect”

3 p.m.  “Wreck it Ralph”

July 30:

10 a.m. “Annie”

1 p.m.  “Big Miracle”

3 p.m.  “Fun Size”

The “Beat the Heat” schedule for August will be announced shortly.

Besides enjoying the movies, visitors can sample the array of hands-on exhibits at the Hawkins Point facility, which presents information on such themes as electricity generation at the St. Lawrence-FDR Hydroelectric Power Plant, and the basics and uses of electricity. Another highlight is the panoramic view of the plant’s power dam.

The visitors center is currently on its summer schedule and is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information, please call the visitors center at (315) 764-0226 ext. 302 or visit us on the web at

About NYPA:

The New York Power Authority uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■ NYPA has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities by 20 percent by 2020. ■ NYPA is the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state.■ For more information visit or follow @NYPAenergy on Twitter.

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