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NYPA's Hawkins Point Facility Schedules Free Movies During Holiday Break

Karen White
315-764-0226, Ext. 304

December 19, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                 

MASSENA – The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will mark the holiday break with a series of 18 movies during the weeks of Dec. 22 and Dec. 29 at the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project’s admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center.

Movies will be held at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the visitors center theater. Movies and show times follow:

Monday, Dec. 22: “The Muppet Christmas Carol” at 10 a.m., “The Polar Express” at 1 p.m. and “Miracle on 34th Street” at 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 23: “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause” at 10 a.m., “Elf” at 1 p.m. and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” at 3 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 29: “Kung Fu Panda” at 10 a.m., the “The Golden Compass” at 1 p.m. and “Wall-E” at 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 30: “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl” at 10 a.m., “Speed Racer” at 1 p.m. and “The Water Horse” at 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 31: “Tinkerbell” at 10 a.m., “Horton Hears a Who” at 1 p.m. and “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” at 3 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 2: “Alvin and the Chipmunks” 10 a.m., “Bee Movie” at 1 p.m. and “Enchanted” at 3 p.m.

Along with enjoying the movies, visitors can sample the array of hands-on exhibits at the Hawkins Point facility, which presents information on such themes as water power and the St. Lawrence-FDR project, basics of electricity and uses of electricity. Another highlight is the panoramic view of the project’s power dam from Hawkins Point.

The visitors center, which operates on a Monday-Friday schedule this time of year, will be closed from Dec. 24 through Dec. 29, and on Jan. 1. Normal daily operation, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will resume Jan 2.

 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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