New York Power Authority Will
Present Free 'Friday Matinees' in December
315-764-0226, ext. 863
November 21, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will
continue its free “Friday Matinees” in December 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.
The December schedule is:
Dec. 3: “A Christmas Carol” (1951) is a Charles
Dickens classic starring Alistair Sims as Ebenezer Scrooge, who
learns the error of his unkind ways and is taught the true meaning
of the holidays when he is visited by the ghost of his late business
partner and the spirits of Christmas past, present and future.
Dec. 12: “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947) is the
original version of Valentine Davies famous story. It follows the
misadventures of Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn), who gets a job playing
Santa Claus at Macy's department store in New York City.
Dec. 19: “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1947). George
Bailey (Jimmy Stewart) has so many problems that he is considering
ending it all. George’s guardian angel then shows him what his town
would have looked like if it hadn’t been for all of his good deeds
over the years.
The visitors center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and will be closed Dec. 24 through Dec. 29. NYPA will be showing
family-friendly movies on Dec. 29, Dec. 30, Dec. 31 and Jan. 2
during the winter school break. The winter break schedule will be
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 power 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 ext. 302 or visit NYPA on
the web at
■ 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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