October Schedule Announced for
Free Movie Days at NYPA McCullough Visitors Center at Hawkins Point
For Further Information:
315-764-0226, ext. 863
September 25, 2008
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
■ 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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