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Contemporary Hits Featured for NYPA's Friday Matinees

Karen White
315-764-0226, Ext. 863

March 31, 2009


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 self-discovery.

April 10: The visitors center will be closed on April 10.

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

  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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