NYPA’s Hawkins Point Center to
Offer Day Of Free Movies
315-764-0226, ext. 300
November 22, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MASSENA—Two movies will be shown Friday (Nov. 24)
at the admission-free Hawkins Point Visitors Center at the New York
Power Authority’s St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project.
Friday’s schedule begins at 1 p.m. with “Hoot.”
“Cars” will be shown at 3 p.m. Both showings will be in the
Visitors Center theater.
In “Hoots,” a young man (played by Logan Lerman)
moves with his family from Montana to Florida, where he fights to
protect a population of endangered owls. In “Cars,” Lightning
McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) is the slick rookie taking the
Piston Cup series by storm when the last race of the season ends in
a three-way tie. On the way to the tie-breaker race in California,
Lightning loses his way off Route 66 in the Southwest desert.
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 5 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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