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NYPA's Fabulous Fridays Feature Free Movies and Free Popcorn in June

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


May 29, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA–The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will continue its free “Friday Matinees” in June with showings of classic and 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 Plant in Massena.

During the month of June, NYPA will show a selection of movies on Fridays at 1:30 p.m. in the visitors center auditorium. Free popcorn will be available for the movie showings in the visitors center theater.

The June schedule is:

June 7: “Lincoln,” (2012). America's president struggles with carnage on the battlefield and the decision to emancipate the slaves as the Civil War continues to rage.

June 14: “The Way We Were,” (1973). Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.

June 21: “The Seven Year Hitch,” (2012). Two best friends accidentally take their relationship to the next level and suddenly find themselves saying 'I do.'

June 28: “The African Queen,” (1951). In Africa during WW1, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.

The visitors center is now operating on its summer schedule and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Besides enjoying free 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 NYPA’s St. Lawrence-FDR Hydroelectric Power Plant. 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 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, www.nypa.gov



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