NYPA Features “Sports-Inspired” Films
315-764-0226, Ext. 304
August 3, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will continue its free
“Friday Matinees” in August with showings of sports-inspired movies
at the admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point
Visitors Center and Boat Launch in Massena.
NYPA will show a selection of movies on Fridays in
August at 1:30 p.m. in the visitors center auditorium. Free popcorn
will be available for the movie showings.
August movie schedule:
Aug. 7: “Hoosiers” (1986). High school
basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory
Huskers are all hope and no talent in this Oscar-nominated drama.
Things go from bad to worse when Coach Norman Dale joins the team.
Aug. 14: “The Greatest Game Ever Played”
(2000). With a pint-sized caddie at his side, amateur golfer Francis
Ouimet shocked the world at the 1913 U.S. Open when he outplayed
defending British champ Harry Vardon. But Ouimet's rise to the top
wasn't easy, with a hard-knock life to overcome.
Aug. 21: “Rudy” (1993). In this fact-based
drama about the triumph of the human spirit, scrawny high schooler
Rudy Ruettiger dreams of playing football at Notre Dame, but he ends
up at a college across the street instead. Undaunted, Rudy
eventually transfers to Notre Dame, where he begins assisting the
groundskeeper and joins the practice squad.
Aug. 28: “Eight Men Out” (1988). The great
Chicago White Sox team of 1919 is the saddest team to ever win a
pennant. The team is bitter at their penny-pincher owner, Charles
Comiskey, and at their own teammates. Gamblers take advantage of
this opportunity and offer players money to throw the series. The
movie places the scandal in the context of a labor dispute between
the players and their team owner.
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
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