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NYPA's Friday Matinees Feature Academy-Award Nominated Movies

Karen White
315-764-0226, Ext. 304

March 4, 2009


MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will continue its free “Friday Matinees” in March with showings of Academy Award-nominated 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.

In March, 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.

The March schedule is:

March  6: “Forrest Gump” (1994). You'll never view the world the same way after seeing it through the eyes of Forrest Gump, a simpleminded man who finds himself in the middle of nearly every major event of the 1960s and '70s. Along the way, he makes friends, changes lives and searches for a soul mate.

March 13: “Walk the Line” (2005). Among the pantheon of great country singers, Johnny Cash may just be the most enigmatic. James Mangold's film distills Cash's transformation from man to icon - from his hardscrabble days on an Arkansas farm to Sun Records in Memphis, Tenn., where Cash finally found a way for his talent to come into its own.

March 20: “Seabiscuit” (2003). During the Depression, people around the country became fascinated with the story of Seabiscuit, who won Horse of the Year honors in 1938.

March 27: “Cinderella Man” (2005). Russell Crowe stars as pugilist Jim Braddock, who garnered boxing glory when he defeated champion Max Baer in a winner-takes-all bout during the Great Depression.

At this time of year, the visitors center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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 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

  About NYPA:

■    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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