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NYPA Continues Free Friday Matinees in February with Films on Contemporary Themes

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


January 30, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA –The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will continue its “Free Friday Matinees” in February with showings of contemporary movies at the admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch at the St. Lawrence Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project. 

NYPA will show a selection of movies in the visitors center auditorium every Friday at 1:30 p.m. Free popcorn will be available for the movie showings in the visitors center theater. 

The February schedule is:

Feb. 1: “Bridal Fever” (2010). A book publisher’s assistant has all but given up on love until she is assigned the editing job of a famous romance novelist’s memoirs.

Feb. 8: “For the Love of Grace” (2008).  A firefighter deals with the untimely death of his wife while trying to keep his mind on his job.

Feb. 15: “The Way” (2010). A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the “El Camino de Santiago,” and decides to take the pilgrimage himself.

Feb. 22: “Crooked Arrows” (2012). A mixed-blood Native American, eager to modernize his reservation, must prove himself to his father, the traditionalist Tribal Chairman, when he begins coaching the reservation's high school lacrosse team.

The visitors center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It will be closed on Monday, February 18, in honor of President’s Day. From Feb. 19 through Feb. 22, NYPA will be sponsoring free family films at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to coincide with the winter break for students.

Besides enjoying the movies, visitors can sample the array of hands-on exhibits at the Hawkins Point facility, which presents information on such subjects as water power and the St. Lawrence-FDR power project. Visitors are also sure to enjoy the panoramic views of the power dam. For further information, please call the visitors center at (315) 764-0226 ext. 302 or visit NYPA on the web at www.nypa.gov.



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. ■Approximately 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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