NYPA's Friday Matinees Feature Academy-Award
315-764-0226, Ext. 304
March 4, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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
■ 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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