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NYPA Features Classic and Contemporary Films at its Friday Matinee Series

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

September 29, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

The October movie schedule is:

Oct. 2: “Made of Honor” (2008). Happy-go-lucky playboy Tom finally decides to propose to his best friend, Hannah, when she returns from a trip. But when she gets home, she announces that she's engaged to someone else and asks Tom to be in the wedding.

Oct. 9: “The Pursuit of Happyness” (2006). Will Smith earned an Oscar nomination for an inspiring performance opposite his real-life son, Jaden, in this tearjerker about a struggling single parent who's determined to build a better life for his family.

Oct. 16: “The Duchess” (2008). Keira Knightley stars as Georgiana Spencer, a young duchess who indulges in extravagant vices and begins a scandalous affair with politician Charles Grey to balance her unhappy marriage to the Duke of Devonshire.

Oct. 23: “Mama Mia” (2008). On the idyllic Greek isle of Kalokairi, single mom Donna Sheridan (Meryl Streep) goes into a tizzy when her bride-to-be daughter invites three of Donna's ex-lovers to the wedding.

Oct. 30: “The Birds” (1963) Chic socialite Melanie Daniels enjoys a passing flirtation with an eligible attorney in a San Francisco pet shop and, on an impulse, follows him to his hometown bearing a gift of lovebirds. But upon her arrival, the local bird population runs amok in this Alfred Hitchcock classic.  

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 open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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:

■    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, www.nypa.gov

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