NYPA's Hawkins Point Center
Offers Day of Free Movies
315-764-0226, ext. 304
August 28, 2007
For Immediate Release
MASSENA—Three movies will be shown Thursday, Aug.
30 at the admission-free Hawkins Point Visitors Center at the New
York Power Authority’s St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power
Thursday will be the last of the visitors center’s
“Beat the Heat Summer Movie Days”.
“Zoom Academy” will be shown at 10 a.m., followed
by “Shrek 2” at 1 p.m. and “Firehouse Dog” at 4 p.m. All showings
will be in the visitors center theater. Tim Allen heads the cast of
“Zoom Academy” as an out-of-practice superhero who used to turn
heads as the flashy Captain Zoom. When a secret agency recruits
Allen to turn a motley crop of teens into the next generation of
good guys, he'll have to get back in shape first.
In “Shrek 2,” the cuddly ogre and his lady love
return to her homeland to tell her parents the good news about their
marriage. But Prince Charming is far from happy and has a few things
to say about the new union.
In “Firehouse Dog,” canine superstar Rexxx gets top
billing in some of the biggest movie blockbusters. But when Rexxx
gets lost and ends up far from the red-carpet world of Tinsel town,
it takes a lonely boy and a company of firefighters to give him a
true sense of belonging.
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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