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NYPA Begins the New Year With Contemporary Films For Free Friday Matinees in January (Hawkins Point Visitors Center)

Contacts
Karen White
(315) 764-0226
karen.white@nypa.gov


January 5, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will begin the New Year with showings of contemporary movies during January’s free “Friday Matinees” at the admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch in Massena.

The movies will be shown at 1:30 p.m. in the visitors center auditorium.  Free popcorn will also be available. 

The movie schedule is as follows:

Jan. 6: “The Help” (2011). An aspiring author during the civil rights movement decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids’ points of view on the white families for whom they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

Jan. 13: “Water for Elephants” (2011). A veterinary student abandons his studies after his parents are killed and joins a traveling circus as their vet.

Jan. 20: “Sarah’s Key” (2010). In modern-day Paris, a journalist finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in 1942.

Jan. 27: “Larry Crowne” (2011). After losing his job, a middle-aged man reinvents himself by going back to college.

In addition to enjoying free movies, visitors can sample the array of hands-on exhibits at the Hawkins Point facility, which presents information on such subjects as electricity generation and NYPA’s St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project. Visitors are sure to enjoy the panoramic views of the power dam.

During the winter months, the visitors center is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information, please call the visitors center at (315) 764-0226, ext. 302, or visit NYPA on the web at www.nypa.gov. The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will continue its free “Friday Matinees” in July with showings of contemporary and classic movies at the admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch in Massena.



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 is a leader in promoting energy efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.■It is the nation's largest state public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■More than 80 percent of the electricity it 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, www.nypa.gov


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