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

Karen White
315-764-0226, ext. 863

November 21, 2008 


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 announced shortly.

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

    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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