NYPA Features Classic And Contemporary Friday Matinees

Karen White
315-764-0226, Ext. 304

September 30, 2010


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.

The movies are part of a year-round film series at NYPA’s admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center auditorium.  The movies run every Friday at 1:30 p.m., and feature a variety of contemporary and classic hits.  Popcorn is available on the house.

The October schedule is:

Oct.  1:  “Dreamer” (2005). A down-and-out horse trainer is given an equally broken-down, but once great racehorse, as severance pay. It will take the unwavering faith and determination of his daughter to bring these two damaged souls together in a quest to win the Breeder's Cup Classic.

Oct. 8: “August Rush” ( 2007). A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.

Oct. 15: “Just Wright” (2010). A physical therapist falls for the basketball player she is helping to recover from a career-threatening injury.

Oct. 22:  “Old Dogs” (2009). Two best friends have their lives turned upside down when they're unexpectedly charged with the care of seven-year-old twins while on the verge of the biggest business deal of their lives.

Oct. 29: “The Music Man” (1962). A con man comes to a Midwestern town with a scam using a boy's marching band program, but things don't go according to plan.

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 and will be closed on Monday, October 11, in honor of Columbus Day.

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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