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NYPA's Hawkins Point Center Offers Day of Free Movies

Contact:
Karen White
315-764-0226, ext. 304
karen.white@nypa.gov

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 Project. 

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. 

 About NYPA:

■    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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