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NYPA Features A Combination Of Classic & Contemporary Films For July Friday Matinees

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

June 24, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

During July, NYPA will show a selection of movies on Fridays at 1:30 p.m. in the visitors center auditorium. Free popcorn will be provided.

The July movie schedule is:

July 1: “The Bridges of Madison County” (1995). Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson, for four days in the 1960s.

July 8: “True Grit” (2010). A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn young woman track down her father's murderer.

July 15: “It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World” (1963). The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure.

July 22: “Country Strong” (2010). While out on tour to revive her stalled career, a once-popular country singer falls for an emerging newcomer and tries desperately to hide their burgeoning romance from her husband and manager.

July 29: “Just Go with It” (2011). On a weekend trip to Hawaii, a plastic surgeon convinces his loyal assistant to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to cover up a careless lie he told to his much-younger girlfriend.

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 5 p.m.

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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