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NYPA’s Free Friday Matinees In March Feature Twists And Turns In Life’s Journeys

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

February 23, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA – The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will feature four contemporary films focused on interesting twists and turns in modern life during March’s “Friday Matinees” at the admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch in Massena.

The Friday matinees are part of a year-round movie festival at NYPA’s admission-free Hawkins Point Visitors Center that features a changing selection of movies every Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the visitors center’s auditorium.  The movies and the popcorn are also free.

The movie schedule is as follows:

March 4: “My Best Friend’s Wedding” (1997). When a woman's long-time friend says he's engaged, she realizes she is in love with him and sets out to get him, with only days before the wedding.

March 11: “Get Low” (2009). A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party while he was still alive.

March 18: “The Importance of Being Earnest” (2002). In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities

March 25: “Morning Glory” (2010). An upstart television producer accepts the challenge of reviving a struggling morning show program with warring co-hosts.
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.

During the winter months, the visitors center is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 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.

 

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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