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NYPA Features “Sports-Inspired” Films

Karen White
315-764-0226, Ext. 304

August 3, 2009


MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will continue its free “Friday Matinees” in August with showings of sports-inspired movies at the admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch in Massena.

NYPA will show a selection of movies on Fridays in August at 1:30 p.m. in the visitors center auditorium. Free popcorn will be available for the movie showings.

August movie schedule:

Aug. 7: “Hoosiers” (1986). High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent in this Oscar-nominated drama. Things go from bad to worse when Coach Norman Dale joins the team.

Aug. 14: “The Greatest Game Ever Played” (2000). With a pint-sized caddie at his side, amateur golfer Francis Ouimet shocked the world at the 1913 U.S. Open when he outplayed defending British champ Harry Vardon. But Ouimet's rise to the top wasn't easy, with a hard-knock life to overcome.

Aug. 21: “Rudy” (1993). In this fact-based drama about the triumph of the human spirit, scrawny high schooler Rudy Ruettiger dreams of playing football at Notre Dame, but he ends up at a college across the street instead. Undaunted, Rudy eventually transfers to Notre Dame, where he begins assisting the groundskeeper and joins the practice squad.

Aug. 28: “Eight Men Out” (1988). The great Chicago White Sox team of 1919 is the saddest team to ever win a pennant. The team is bitter at their penny-pincher owner, Charles Comiskey, and at their own teammates. Gamblers take advantage of this opportunity and offer players money to throw the series. The movie places the scandal in the context of a labor dispute between the players and their team owner.

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 electricity generation and NYPA’s St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project. Visitors are sure to enjoy the panoramic views of the power dam. The visitors center is now operating on its summer schedule and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For further information, please call the visitors center at (315) 764-0226 ext. 302 or visit NYPA on the web at


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,


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