NYPA's Friday Matinees In Massena Feature
Contemporary and Classic Hits
315-764-0226, Ext. 304
April 27, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MASSENA — The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will continue its free
“Friday Matinees” in May with showings of contemporary and classic
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 Massena.
During May, 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 May schedule is:
May 1: “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” (1954).
Set on a ranch in the Oregon Territory, this rousing musical tells
the story of Adam and his six unruly brothers. Adam marries Milly,
who is appalled by the motley crew and takes it upon herself to tame
May 8: “Meet Me in St. Louis” (1944). Director
Vincente Minnelli's masterpiece of Americana about the trials and
tribulations of the St. Louis-dwelling Smith clan is one of the
greatest American film musicals. Judy Garland stars as Esther Smith,
who just can't ignore the "boy next door.”
May 15: “Marley and Me” (2008). Based on the
best-selling memoir, this feature adaptation centers on Jennifer and
John Grogan, who, as newlyweds about to start a family, learn many
of life's important lessons from Marley, their lovable yet
May 22: “The Producers” (1968). In this hysterical
farce, rapacious but lovable producer Max Bialystock hasn't had a
hit in years. Quite by accident, he and his meek, neurotic
accountant, Leo Bloom, come up with a plot to oversell shares in a
surefire flop musical and make off with the profits -- using the
worst play ever written, "Springtime for Hitler."
May 29: “Australia” (2008). In the days leading up
to World War II, Lady Sarah Ashley inherits a sprawling cattle ranch
in northern Australia. Threatened by land barons, she reluctantly
joins her farmhand as he drives 2,000 head of cattle across the
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 would be 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
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