NYPA Continues Its "Beat the Heat
Summer Movie Days"
315-764-0226, ext. 304
August 21, 2007
For Immediate Release
MASSENA —Three movies will be shown Thursday,
August 23 at the admission-free Hawkins Point Visitors Center at the
New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt
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 “Hoot”, followed by Robots at 1 p.m.
and the “The Chronicles of Narnia” at 4 p.m. All showings will be in
the Visitors Center Theater.
In “Hoot,” Roy Eberhardt is a teenager who loves
living in the wide open spaces and mountains of Montana.
Unfortunately for him, his father's job is forcing him to move once
again, this time to a small town in Florida. As the new kid in
school, Roy has the usual encounter with the school bully on the
bus. While riding on the bus, Roy is also intrigued by a teenage boy
who was running like the wind and passed the bus in his bare feet.
The next day, Roy gets off the bus and tries to catch him, but loses
him at the golf course. Roy eventually meets the boy, known as
Mullet Fingers. Mullet Fingers is a runaway living on an abandoned
boat near the golf course and a vacant lot that is about to have a
pancake house built on it. All by himself, Mullet Fingers has taken
up the cause of protecting the burrow owls that are nesting on the
vacant lot. If a pancake house is built on the lot, it will destroy
the habitat of the burrow owls. Roy joins forces with Mullet Fingers
and his sister, Beatrice, to save the owls.
In the movie “Robots,” Rodney Copperbottom is
considered a genius inventor. Rodney dreams of two things: making
the world a better place and meeting his idol, the master inventor,
Bigweld. On his journey he encounters Cappy, a beautiful executive 'bot
with whom Rodney is instantly smitten, the nefarious corporate
tyrant Ratchet, who locks horns with Rodney, and a group of misfit
'bots known as the Rusties, led by Fender and Piper Pinwheeler.
“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and
the Wardrobe” tells the story of four children who go to live with
an old professor during the war. One day, while playing hide and
seek, Lucy, the youngest of the children, finds a wardrobe which
leads to a magical land called Narnia. However, Narnia is being
ruled by the evil White Witch who has made it snow for 100 years and
according to an old prophecy, Edmund, Lucy, Peter and Susan are the
"chosen ones" who will defeat the Witch. They are assisted by the
true ruler of Narnia, the lion, Aslan. With the good Narnians on
their side all four children must now defeat the witch using all
their strength and fulfill their destinies to become the new kings
and queens of Narnia.
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.
■ 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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