NYPA’s Free Friday Matinees In May Offer Mix Of Classic And Contemporary Films

Karen White
315-764-0226, Ext. 304

May 2, 2011


MASSENA – The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will continue its free “Friday Matinees” in May with showings of classic and contemporary 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.

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.

The May schedule is:

May 6: “How Do You Know?” (2010). Feeling spurned after being cut from the national team due to her age, newly single softball player Lisa (Reese Witherspoon) finds herself in the middle of a heated love triangle, as a professional baseball player (Owen Wilson) and a business executive (Paul Rudd) compete for her affections.

May 13: “Without a Clue” (1998). Part mystery and part comedy, Michael Caine and Ben Kinsley star in this film that tackles the origins of the world's most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes.

May 20: “The Switch” (2010). Jennifer Aniston stars, alongside Jason Bateman, in this offbeat comedy as Kassie, a smart, fun-loving single woman who, despite her neurotic best friend Wally’s objections, decides it’s time to have a baby.

May 27:  “The Goodbye Girl” (1977).  A struggling actor (Richard Dreyfuss) with a sharp tongue and a single mom (Marsha Mason) with horrific taste in men find their contempt changing into mutual admiration.

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 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 www.nypa.gov.

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 public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ Approximately 80 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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