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NYPA Offers "Beat the Heat" Summer Movies

Contact:
Karen White
315-764-0226, Ext. 304
karen.white@nypa.gov

July 1, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA - The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will offer free movies and popcorn every Tuesday this summer at the admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch.

Four movies will be shown every Tuesday in July as part of the “Beat the Heat Summer Movie Days.” Movies will be shown at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. in the visitors center auditorium. Free movies will continue on Tuesdays through August 25, with the upcoming movies to be announced shortly.

The schedule for July is:

July 7: “Daddy Day Camp” at 10 a.m., “Akeela and the Bee” at 1 p.m., “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” at 3 p.m. and “Night at the Museum” at 5 p.m.

July 14: “Kung Fu Panda” at 10 a.m., “The Golden Compass” at 1 p.m., “Wall-E” at 3 p.m., “Bee Movie” at 5 p.m.

July 21: “Tinkerbell” at 10 a.m., “Horton Hears a Who” at 1 p.m., “The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice” at 3 p.m., and “Enchanted” at 5 p.m.

July 28: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” at 10 a.m., “Hotel for Dogs” at 1 p.m., “Bedtime Stories” at 3 p.m. and “The Librarian: Quest for the Spear” at 5 p.m.

Besides enjoying the movies, visitors can sample the array of hands-on exhibits at the McCullough visitors center at Hawkins Point, which presents information on such themes as electricity generation and the St. Lawrence-FDR project, Basics of Electricity and Uses of Electricity. Another highlight is the panoramic view of the project’s power dam.

The visitors center is currently on its summer schedule and is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

About NYPA: 

■    The New York Power Authority 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 New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.  ■    About 75 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower.  Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state.  ■   For more information, www.nypa.gov.

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