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Chill Out With Free Movies During the Winter Holiday Break at N.Y. Power Authority's Hawkins Point Visitor Center

NYPA Contact:
Karen White
(315) 764-0226, Ext. 304
Karen.White@nypa.gov

December 16, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA - The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will mark the holiday break with a series of movies at the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Hydroelectric Power Plant’s admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center.

Movies will be held at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the visitors center theater on Dec. 26, Dec. 27 and Dec. 30. The movies and show times are:

Thursday, Dec. 26:
10 a.m. “Despicable Me”
1 p.m. “Despicable Me 2”
3 p.m. “The Croods”

Friday, Dec. 27:
10 a.m. “Super Buddies”
1 p.m. “Epic”
3 p.m. “Monsters University”

Monday, Dec. 30:
10 a.m. “Turbo”
1 p.m. “The Smurfs”
3 p.m. “Planes”

Along with enjoying the movies, visitors can sample the array of hands-on exhibits at the Hawkins Point facility, which presents information on such themes as water power and the St. Lawrence-FDR plant, basics of electricity and uses of electricity. Another highlight is the panoramic view of the project’s power dam from Hawkins Point.

The visitors center, which operates on Monday-Friday this time of year, will be closed Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. The normal schedule resumes on Jan. 2 with hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About NYPA:

■ The New York Power Authority has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities by 20 percent by 2020. ■ NYPA 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 the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA 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 visit www.nypa.gov and follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.