NYPA’s Friday Matinees in July Feature
Contemporary and Classic Hits
315-764-0226, Ext. 304
June 26, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will
continue its free “Friday Matinees” in July with showings of
contemporary and classic movies at the admission-free Frank S.
McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch in
During July, 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.
July Movie Schedule:
July 3: “The Great Gatsby” (1974). Nominated for
two Academy Awards in 1974, this movie brings to life F. Scott
Fitzgerald's wrenching novel. Mia Farrow stars as Daisy Buchanan,
the object of millionaire Jay Gatsby's (Robert Redford) affections.
Beyond Gatsby's grasp, Daisy is married to unfaithful Tom (Bruce
Dern), making for a love triangle that ends with broken hearts.
July 10: “12 Angry Men” (1957). Twelve men must
decide the fate of an 18-year-old boy accused of fatally stabbing
his father. Only one (Henry Fonda) wants to take the time to coolly
deliberate the case. This fiery drama illuminates all the petty
impediments on the path to justice.
July 17: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
(2008). David Fincher directs this adaptation of F. Scott
Fitzgerald's classic tale set in the early 20th century that follows
Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt), a man who was born in his 80s and
continually grows younger. The story throws linear conventions
upside down to explore love, loss and memories from the perspective
of a character living under incredibly unique circumstances.
July 24: “Miracle” (2004). Focused on achieving the
impossible - defeating the Soviet Union's unbeaten hockey team at
the 1980 Winter Olympics - brash U.S. hockey coach Herb Brooks (Kurt
Russell) unites a motley group of college athletes and turns them
into a force to be reckoned with.
July 31: “City Slickers” (1991). For a change of
pace, three friends (Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby) sign
on for a fortnight cattle drive through the Colorado hills. The
urbanites' survival depends on a leathery trail boss (Jack Palance).
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 electricity generation and
NYPA’s St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project. Visitors are sure to enjoy
the panoramic views of the power dam. The visitors center is now
operating on its summer schedule and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7
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. For more
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