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October Schedule Announced for Free Movie Days at NYPA McCullough Visitors Center at Hawkins Point

For Further Information:
Karen White
315-764-0226, ext. 863
karen.white@nypa.gov

September 25, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

MASSENA—Classic movie musicals will be in the spotlight this October during the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) “Friday Matinees” at the admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch at the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project.

NYPA will show a selection of classic movies in the visitors center auditorium every Friday at 1:30 p.m. through the end of 2008. Popcorn will be available without charge for the free movie showings in the visitors center theater.

The October line up is:

Oct. 3: “My Fair Lady” (1964), a classic version of the Broadway smash starring Audrey Hepburn at her most radiant as Eliza Doolittle, a flower girl transformed into a poised duchess by Professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison, reprising his Broadway role).

Oct. 10: “On the Town” (1949), featuring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, and Jules Munshin in search for adventure in the Big Apple.

Oct. 24: “The King and I” (1956), featuring Yul Brynner's Academy Award-winning performance and an unforgettable Rodgers and Hammerstein score. “The King and I” tells the true story of an Englishwoman, Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr), who comes to Siam as schoolteacher for the royal court in the 1860's and finds herself at odds with the stubborn monarch.

Oct. 31: “Singing in the Rain” (1952), starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor in a comedy set during Hollywood’s transition from silent movies to “talkies.”

The visitors center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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 subjects as water power and the St. Lawrence-FDR project. Visitors are also sure to enjoy the panoramic views of the power dam. For further information, please call the visitors center at (315) 764-0226 or go to www.nypa.gov.

  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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