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NYPA's Friday Matinee's Feature Contemporary and Classic Hits

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

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 pineapple business.

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 shortly.

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 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.   For more information, www.nypa.gov.

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