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NYPA's Friday Matinees Continue in September

Karen White
315-764-0226, Ext. 304

September 1, 2009


MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will continue its free “Friday Matinees” in September with showings of classic movies at its 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 September at 1:30 p.m. in the visitors center auditorium. Free popcorn will be available for the movie showings.

The movie schedule is as follows:

Sept. 4: “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” (1962). Considered one of the greatest Westerns of all time, the film brings together two of Hollywood's top film stars, James Stewart and John Wayne, and was directed by longtime and legendary Western director John Ford.

Sept. 11: “Viva Las Vegas” (1964). Race car driver Lucky Jackson pulls into Las Vegas, ready for the city's first-ever Grand Prix. Lucky finds time to court the beautiful swimming pool manager with his crooning skills - but both the race and Rusty may be up for grabs when rival Count Elmo Mancini rolls into town.

Sept. 18: “How to Steal a Million” (1966). Art collector and forger Charles Bonnet lets his ego get the best of his senses and loans his forged Cellini "Venus” to a museum. It doesn't take Bonnet long to realize the museum won't be duped so he hires a suave cat burglar to steal back the statue.

Sept. 25:  “Pillow Talk” (1959). Womanizing songwriter Brad Allen spends hours on the phone wooing his many women. Problem is, he shares a party line with prim interior decorator Jan Morrow, who's miffed because she can't get any calls. When Brad meets Jan, he concocts a Texas persona to seduce her.

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 open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Beginning Oct. 14, the visitors center will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For further information, please call the visitors center at (315) 764-0226 ext. 302 or visit NYPA on the web at

About NYPA:

■    The New York Power Authority 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 New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.  ■    About 75 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower.  Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state.  ■    For more information,


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