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Come in From the Cold and Enjoy Free Family Movies and Free Popcorn at the Hawkins Point Visitors Center

Contact:
Karen White
315-764-0226, ext. 304
Karen.White@nypa.gov

February 10, 2014


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) presents the perfect antidote to cabin fever during the upcoming winter school holiday with a special selection of movies geared for the whole family at its admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch at the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Hydroelectric Power Plant. The special winter break movie festival features three movies daily from Tuesday, Feb. 18, through Friday, Feb. 21.

Movies will be shown at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the visitors center theater. Free popcorn will be available.

Movies and show times are as follows:

Tuesday, Feb. 18:
10 a.m. - “Cars” (2009): A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.

1 p.m. - “Super Buddies” (2013): Watch the fur fly as a new breed of superhero is born in Disney’s fun-filled epic adventure.

3 p.m. - “Eight Below” (2006): Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival.

Wednesday, Feb. 19:
10 a.m. - “Turbo” (2013): A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500.

1 p.m. - “Ice Age: Continental Drift” (2012): Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.

3 p.m. - “Planes” (2013): A crop dusting plane with a fear of heights lives his dream of competing in a famous around-the-world aerial race.

Thursday, Feb. 20:
10 a.m. - “Tangled” (2010): The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time—and who she really is.

1 p.m. - “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” (2013): Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V, but he's forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids.

3 p.m. - “Epic” (2013): A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group of characters in order to save their world—and ours.

Friday, Feb. 21:
10 a.m. - “Monsters University” (2013): A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.

1 p.m. - “Free Birds” (2013): Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history—and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.

3 p.m. - “The Croods” (2013): After their cave is destroyed, a caveman family must trek through an unfamiliar fantastical world with the help of an inventive boy.

Besides enjoying the 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 the St. Lawrence-FDR project. Visitors are also sure to enjoy the panoramic views of the power dam from Hawkins Point.

The visitors center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. It will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17, in honor of President’s Day. For more information call 315-764-0226 ext. 302 or visit 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 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 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 or follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.