High-Flying Adventure, Mystery and Romance are Themes of NYPA's March Matinees

Karen White
315-764-0226, Ext. 304

March 1, 2010


MASSENA—High-flying adventure, mystery and romance are on tap this March at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Friday matinee series.

The admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch will show a selection of contemporary movies on Fridays at 1:30 p.m. in the visitors center auditorium where both the movies and the popcorn are on the house.

The March schedule is:

March 5: “The Invention of Lying” (2009). A desperate unemployed writer named Mark concocts a lie in a world where everyone is unfailingly honest. Mark can get anything he wants...but the one thing he truly wants is the love of a girl named Anna.

March 12: “Everybody’s Fine” (2009). When Frank Goode’s grown children cancel a family reunion, the recent widower sets off on a cross-country journey to reconnect with each of them. Expecting to share in the joys of their happy, successful lives, his surprise visits reveal a picture that's far from perfect.

March 19: “Amelia” (2009). A story of the achievements of Amelia Earhart's career, including her 1928 flight across the Atlantic; her 1932 solo transatlantic journey; her marriage to publisher George Putnam; and of course, the 1937 around-the-world flight that ended in her vanishing in the middle of the Pacific.

March 26: “The Box” (2009). A married couple finds a strange box on their doorstep one day. Inside is a large, red button - if they press that button, they will receive a million dollars and someone they don't know will die.

At this time of year, the Hawkins Point Visitors Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Besides enjoying the 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 the St. Lawrence-FDR power project. Visitors are also 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:

■ 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 public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 80 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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