Leading Men Light Up The Screen At NYPA’s Friday Matinee Festival

Karen White
315-764-0226, Ext. 304

July 2, 2010


MASSENA—Leading men from the past and present will make their mark at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) “Friday Matinee” series in July. This month’s movies feature classic stars like Gary Cooper and Jimmy Stewart, and the contemporary actors Daniel Day-Lewis and Gerard Butler.

The movies are part of a year-round film series at the NYPA’s admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center auditorium.  The series run every Friday at 1:30 p.m., and features a variety of contemporary and classic movies. Free popcorn is served at all showings. The July schedule is:

July 2: “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” (1939). A naive man who is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate immediately encounters political corruption. (Jimmy Stewart)

July 9: “Nine,” (2007). A world famous film director reaches a creative and personal crisis of epic proportion, while balancing numerous women in his life. (Daniel Day-Lewis)

July 16: “Love Story,” (1970). An affair between two college students is tinged with tragedy even as they try to work things out. (Ryan O’Neal)

July 23: “The Bounty Hunter,” (2010). A bounty hunter learns that his next target is his ex-wife, a reporter working on a murder cover-up. Soon after their reunion, the always-at-odds duo finds themselves on a run-for-their-lives adventure.  (Gerard Butler)

July 30: “The Pride of the Yankees,” (1942).  This class movie tells the true story of Lou Gehrig, the Hall-of-Fame ballplayer who reached the heights of stardom only to face tragedy with a dignity that inspired a nation. (Gary Cooper)

In addition to the year-round “Friday Matinee” festival, be sure to mark your calendars for our “Beat The Heat” summer movie series, featuring back-to-back family films every Tuesday at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., during the months of June, July and August.
Visitors can also sample the array of hands-on exhibits at the Hawkins Point facility, which presents information on such subjects as water power and NYPA’s St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project. Visitors will also be sure to enjoy the panoramic views of the power dam.

During the summer season, the visitors center is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.
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. ■ 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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