New York Power Authority Hosts Sunday Afternoons
At the Movies
January 2, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM—Warm up those January weekends with
action-packed movie classics at the admission-free visitors center
at the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage
The featured films, all beginning at 2 p.m., are as
Sunday, Jan. 4 – “High Noon,” starring Grace Kelly
and Gary Cooper (1952).
Sunday, Jan. 11 – “Drums Along the Mohawk,” starring Henry Ford and
Claudette Colbert (1939).
Sunday, Jan. 18 – “The Great Escape,” starring
Steve McQueen and James Garner (1962).
Sunday, Jan. 25 – “North to Alaska,” starring John Wayne and Stewart
NYPA’s handicapped-accessible facility is housed in a restored
19th-century dairy barn and features hands-on exhibits for students
of all ages and abilities. Visitors can learn how this
pumped-storage power project acts like a giant battery, generating
hydroelectricity while recycling water between two huge reservoirs.
Other displays demonstrate the basics of electricity, energy
production and conservation.
Throughout the year, the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center is open to
the public seven days a week, except for certain holidays.
For more information, call 1-800-724-0309 or visit
NYPA on the Web at
■ NYPA 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-owned electric utility, with 18 generating
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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