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New York Power Authority Will Present Free 'Friday Matinees' in November

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

October 22, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           

MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will continue its free “Friday Matinees” in November with showings of classic movies 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. Free popcorn will be available for the movie showings in the visitors center theater. 

The November lineup is: 

Nov. 7: “Rio Bravo” (1959), John Wayne portrays the sheriff of a small town in southwest Texas who must keep custody of a murderer. 

Nov. 14: “Gone with the Wind” (1939), starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable in a sweeping Civil War saga. 

Nov. 21: “Holiday Inn” (1942). Tired of the bright lights of showbiz, Jim Hardy (Crosby) retires to the countryside to become a farmer. He converts the farm into the Holiday Inn, open only on holidays, and then competes against his pal (Fred Astaire) for a singer-dancer's (Marjorie Reynolds) affection. 

The visitors center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be closed Nov. 27 and Nov. 28 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Besides enjoying the movies, visitors can sample the array of hands-on exhibits at the 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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