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NYPA's Matinee Series Features Holiday Themes—Old And New

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

November 29, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA)’s December matinee schedule will include a selection of holiday movies featuring contemporary themes and new twists on seasonal traditions. The movie presentations are admission-free and perfect for the entire family. Besides enjoying the free 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.

The movies will be shown Fridays in December at the Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center auditorium at 1:30 p.m. Free popcorn will be available for the movie showings.

The December schedule is:

Dec. 3: “Four Christmases” (2008). A couple struggles to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas Day.

Dec. 10:  “Deck the Halls” (2006). Two neighbors have it out after one of them decorates his house for the holidays so brightly that it can be seen from space.

Dec. 17: “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” (2010). When three ghosts take penny-pinching Scrooge on an eye-opening journey, he discovers the true meaning of Christmas.

NYPA will also be showing family-friendly movies on Dec. 27, 28, 29 and 30, during the school break.  That movie schedule will be announced shortly.

Besides enjoying the free 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.

The visitors center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, but will be closed for the holidays Dec. 24 and Dec. 31.  Regular winter hours will resume on Monday, Jan. 3.

 

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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