NYPA's Hawkins Point Facility Resumes Friday
Matinee Movies In January
January 6, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will
continue its free “Friday Matinees” in January with showings of
classic and contemporary 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 movies on Fridays at
1:30 p.m. in the visitors center auditorium. Free popcorn will be
available for the movie showings.
The January schedule is:
Jan. 9 : “Pride and Prejudice” (2005). In this
retelling of Jane Austen's novel set in 19th-century England, Mrs.
Bennet (Brenda Blethyn) hopes to marry off her daughters to
prosperous gentlemen, especially when a wealthy bachelor moves
nearby. Headstrong daughter Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) meets her
match in Mr. Darcy, but misinterprets Darcy's honorable intentions
and jeopardizes her chance at love.
Jan. 16: “Daddy Long Legs” (1955). While visiting
France as a goodwill ambassador, a third-generation American
millionaire (Fred Astaire) meets a striking young woman (Leslie
Caron) who was orphaned during World War II. Vowing to take care of
her for the rest of her life, he anonymously funds her travel to the
United States, where she attends a prestigious women's college. But
all she knows of her mysterious benefactor is that he signs his
checks "Daddy Long Legs."
Jan. 23: “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day” (2008).
After losing yet another nanny position because of her gruff
demeanor, Guinevere Pettigrew (Frances McDormand) mistakenly lands
an assignment as the assistant of an American starlet (Amy Adams)
and finds herself swept up in a dizzying world of glamour and high
Jan. 30: “The Maltese Falcon” (1941). This
Oscar-nominated noir classic stars Humphrey Bogart as private eye
Sam Spade. When sultry Miss Wonderly (Mary Astor) seeks out
protection from a man named Thursby, Spade's partner (Jerome Cowan)
takes the case -- and winds up dead, along with Thursby. Spade's
hunt for the killer leads him into a world of deception and double
crossing, as a trio of criminals search for a priceless statue known
as the Maltese Falcon.
The visitors center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
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 NYPA’s 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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