NYPA's Friday Matinee's Feature Contemporary and
May 26, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MASSENA – The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will
continue its free “Friday Matinees” in June 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 in Massena.
During the month of June, 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 June schedule is:
June 5: “Blue Hawaii” (1961). Elvis Presley just
wants to sing, chase girls and have fun, but someone wants to stop
the party! In “Blue Hawaii,” that someone is mom Angela Lansbury,
who wants her ex-soldier son (Presley) to come work in the family
June 12: “Second Hand Lions” (2003). In 1960s
Texas, timid teenager Walter (Haley Joel Osment) is forced to spend
the summer with his rich and eccentric great-uncles (Michael Caine
and Robert Duvall) on their farm. Over time, he learns about their
mysterious and dangerous pasts.
June 19: The Magnificent Seven (1960). Fed up with
being brutalized and impoverished because of outlaw raids led by a
merciless brigand (Eli Wallach), the besieged citizens of a small
Mexican town hire seven American gunslingers to stave off the
marauders once and for all.
June 26: “The Hustler” (1961). Paul Newman scores
as tragic, flawed pool hustler “Fast Eddie Felson” in a brooding
drama that explores the synergies between good and evil, love and
desperation. Felson tours the country hustling games – even
challenging reigning champion Minnesota Fats.
This year, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the
visitors center is open seven days a week. Hours are currently from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and extended evening hours will be announced
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 would be 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
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