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NYPA Kicks Off the New Year with Free Friday Matinees and Free Popcorn at the Hawkins Point Visitors Center

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


December 26, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

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

The movie schedule is as follows:

Jan. 3: “Jobs” (2013).  The biopic of Steve Jobs, the iconic Apple innovator and groundbreaking entrepreneur, in this epic story of how one man blazed a trail that changed technology - and the world - forever.

Jan. 10: “Man of Steel” (2013). A young boy learns he has extraordinary powers and must emerge as a hero and the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Jan.  17: “After Earth” (2013). Far in the future, a young boy and his estranged father navigate an abandoned planet on which their space ship crashed.

Jan. 24: “Beaches” (1988). The twists and turns of career, romance, and illness impact the lifelong friendship between two very different women in this unforgettable tearjerker.

Jan. 31: “High Crimes” (2002). A woman's life becomes embroiled in a huge military cover-up when it's revealed her husband is not who he says he is.

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 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.

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 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 www.nypa.gov or follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.




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