NYPA’s Hawkins Point Center
Offers Day of Free Movies
315-764-0226, ext. 300
July 3, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MASSENA—Three movies will be shown Thursday, July 5
at the admission-free Hawkins Point Visitors Center at the New York
Power Authority’s St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project.
Thursday’s schedule, part of the Visitors Center’s
“Beat the Heat Summer Movie Days” that will continue throughout the
summer, begins at 10 a.m. with “Happy Feet.” “Bridge to Terabithia”
will follow at 1 p.m. and “Shark Tale” at 4 p.m. All showings will
be in the Visitors Center theater.
“Happy Feet” is an animated film about a penguin
named Mumble who can't sing, but can dance up a storm. From his
first moment alive, Mumble feels the beat and can't stop dancing.
Unfortunately, emperor penguins are all about discovering and
singing their own heart song, and the dancing youngster -- as cute
as he is -- is a misfit. Luckily, he finds a group of
Spanish-infused, little blue penguins and begins a series of
adventures in an attempt to solve his problem.
“Bridge to Terabithia” tells the tale of Jesse, a
fifth-grade loner, who lives in the country with his parents and
four sisters, including pesky May Belle, who adores him. His strict
father works in a hardware store. Money is tight and classmates make
fun of his hand-me-downs, so Jesse finds refuge in running and
drawing. Everything changes when two writers and their daughter
Leslie move in next door. Leslie is faster than all the boys, which
initially puts Jesse off, but the two soon bond over their love of
make-believe. In the forest, they find a creek that can only be
crossed by rope. Leslie names the land on the other side Terabithia,
where they imagine themselves rulers of the kingdom.
“Shark Tale” is a story that begins when a son of
a gangster shark boss is accidently killed while on the hunt. His
would be prey and his vegetarian brother both decide to use the
incident to their own advantage. The sea underworld is shaken up
when the son of the shark mob boss is found dead and a young fish
named Oscar is found at the scene. Being a bottom feeder, Oscar
takes advantage of the situation and makes himself look like he
killed the finned mobster. Oscar soon comes to realize that his
claim may have serious consequences.
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
■ 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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