Contemporary Hits Featured for NYPA's Friday
315-764-0226, Ext. 863
March 31, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will
continue its free “Friday Matinees” in April with showings of
contemporary films 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 April, NYPA will show a selection of movies on
Fridays at 1:30 p.m., except where noted, in the visitors center
auditorium. Free popcorn will be available for the movie showings.
The April schedule is:
April 3: “The Secret Life of Bees” (2008). Haunted
by the death of her mother, 14-year-old Lily escapes her dreary life
on her father's farm and heads to Tiburon, S.C., with her friend and
caregiver, Rosaleen, setting off on a life-changing journey of
April 10: The visitors center will be closed on
April 17: “Dreamer” (2005). (Start time is 1 p.m.)
Down-and-out horse trainer Ben Crane is given an equally broken-down
(but once great) racehorse, Sonya, as severance pay. It will take
the unwavering faith and determination of Ben's daughter, to bring
these two damaged souls together in a quest to win the Breeders' Cup
Classic. (Please note: This movie will be shown at 1 p.m. as part of
NYPA’s Spring Break Movie Series, which will air three family movies
daily during the week of April 13 - 17).
April 24: “Dreamgirls” (2006). A trio of women have
high hopes for fame but end up paying an unexpected price. Eddie
Murphy plays James Early and Jennifer Hudson was awarded an Oscar
for her performance as the strong but slighted Effie.
At this time of year, the visitors center is open
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except certain
holidays. The visitors center will be closed April 10.
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
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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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