Second Free-Movie Program Set at
Hawkins Point Center
315-764-0226, ext. 300
July 21, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MASSENA—Three movies will be shown Wednesday (July
26) at the admission-free Hawkins Point Visitors Center at the New
York Power Authority’s St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power
The program, the second in the Visitors Center’s
series of “Beat the Heat Summer Movie Days” that will continue
throughout the summer, begins at 10 a.m. with “Dr. Doolittle.”
“Daddy Day Care” will follow at 1 p.m. and “Are We There Yet??” at 3
p.m. All showings will be in the Visitors Center theater.
“Dr. Doolittle,” starring Eddie Murphy, tells the
story of a talented veterinarian who is able to hear animals talk
and is understood by them when he responds.
In the comedy “Daddy Day Care,” two
fathers (Eddie Murphy, Jeff Garlin) lose their jobs and are forced
to take their sons out of the exclusive Chapman Academy and become
stay-at-home fathers. The two dads open their own day care
facility. Ice Cube stars in “Are We There Yet??” He volunteers to
bring the children of his new girlfriend to Portland, Ore., for the
New Year as she is kept away on business, but the kids are
determined to turn the trip into a nightmare.
Besides enjoying the movies, visitors can sample
the array of hands-on exhibits at the $5 million Hawkins Point
facility, which presents information on such themes as Water Power
and the St. Lawrence-FDR project, 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 is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
DIRECTIONS: From Massena: Take State Route 37
east to Route 131 (across from St. Lawrence Centre Mall), turn left
and proceed through the Eisenhower Lock tunnel. Then take the
second right onto Robinson Bay Road and continue for two miles.
Turn left onto Hawkins Point Road and follow the entrance road to
the Visitors Center.
■ 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 a leader in promoting
energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric
transportation initiatives. ■ It is the
nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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