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NYPA's Friday Matinees Continue in February

Contact:
Karen White
315-764-0226, Ext. 304
Karen.White@nypa.gov

February 2, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will continue its free “Friday Matinees” in February 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.

During February, 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 February schedule is:

Feb. 6: “GI Blues” (1960). Elvis Presley stars as a soldier stationed in West Germany. Tulsa McLean (Presley) wants to make enough money to open a bar when he's discharged. So, he makes a bet -- that he can win the heart of the coldest fish in town, showgirl Lili (Juliet Prowse).

Feb. 13: “Casablanca” (1942). Of all the "gin joints" in Morocco, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), accompanied by Victor (Paul Henreid), had to walk into the one owned by Rick (Humphrey Bogart), a former beau she abandoned in Paris. War looms over them all, and in a much-discussed ending, Rick and Ilsa make heroic but heartbreaking choices.

On Friday, Feb. 20 a special series of family-friendly films will be shown as part of NYPA’s winter break program.

Feb. 27: “Citizen Kane” (1941). Orson Welles reinvented movies at the age of 26 with this audacious biography of newspaper baron Charles Foster Kane (in essence, a thinly veiled portrait of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst), who rises from poverty to become one of America's most influential men.

At this time of year, the visitors center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Besides enjoying free 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 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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