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

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

July 29, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will continue its free “Friday Matinees” in August with showings of contemporary and classic movies at the admission-free Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch in Massena.
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 August movie schedule is:

Aug. 5: “Hereafter” (2010): A drama centered on three people -a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy - who are touched by death in different ways.

Aug. 12: “The Notebook” (2004): A poor and passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom. They soon are separated by their social differences.

Aug. 19: “The Great Race” (1965): Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon star in this comedy about an early 20th century car race across three continents.

Aug. 26: “Soul Surfer” (2010): A teenage surfer girl summons the courage to go back into the ocean after losing an arm in a shark attack.

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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