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Beat The Heat At NYPA Vistors Center With Movies, Popcorn And Some Cool “AC”

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

June 23, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will once again host its “Beat the Heat Summer Movie Days” every Tuesday this summer at the admission-free (air-conditioned) Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch in Massena.

The special summer campaign, which is in addition to the visitor center’s Friday matinee movie series, features a full day of free movies and popcorn every Tuesday from June 29 through August 31.  Family-friendly films will be shown at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. in the visitors center’s auditorium. The schedule for June and July is:

June 29:
10 a.m. “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel”
1 p.m. “The Princess and the Frog”
3 p.m. “Tooth Fairy”
5 p.m. “Shrek”

July 6:
10 a.m. “Shorts”
1 p.m. “Planet 51”
3 p.m. “Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove”
5 p.m. “Toy Story”

July 13:
10 a.m. “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”
1 p.m. “Fantastic Mr. Fox”
3 p.m. “The Spy Next Door”
5 p.m. “Beverly Hills Chihuahua”

 July 20:
10 a.m. “G-Force”
1 p.m. “Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief”
3 p.m. “Old Dogs”
5 p.m. “Up”

July 27:
10 a.m. “Sleeping Beauty”
1 p.m. “Where the Wild Things Are”
3 p.m. “Imagine That”
5 p.m. “Alice in Wonderland”


Besides enjoying the movies, visitors can sample the array of hands-on exhibits at the Hawkins Point Visitors Center, which presents information on such themes as electricity generation and the St. Lawrence-FDR project, Basics of Electricity and Uses of Electricity. Another highlight is the panoramic view of the project’s power dam.

The visitors center is currently on its summer schedule and is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 7 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/vc/stlaw.htm.

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. ■ Approximately 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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