NYP'A's Free "Friday Matinees"

Karen White
(315) 764-0226

November 30, 2012


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

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

The December schedule is:

Dec. 7: “A Christmas Kiss,” (2011). A romance about how one kiss can change everything.

Dec. 14: “Mrs. Miracle,” (2009). With the holidays approaching, finding a housekeeper has proven to be near-impossible, until Mrs. Emily Merkle shows up at the Websters’ door, ready to turn their lives around.

Dec. 21: “A Case for Christmas,” (2011). A lawyer finds himself defending Santa Claus in the biggest trial in history.

In addition to the Friday matinees, NYPA will also be showing family-friendly movies on Dec. 26, 27 and 28 to coincide the school break for the holidays. A holiday-break movie schedule will be announced shortly. 

The visitors center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.   It will be closed for the holidays on Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.  Regular winter hours will resume on Wednesday Jan. 2.  Admission and parking are always free.

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 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 or go to

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,

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