NYPA’s Free Friday Matinees In April Explore A Range Of Emotions

Karen White
315-764-0226, Ext. 304

March 30, 2011


MASSENA – The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will feature four contemporary films which will inspire both laughter and tears during April’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 both free.

The April schedule is:

April 1: “Tootsie” (1982). An unemployed actor with a reputation for being difficult disguises himself as a woman to get a role in a soap opera.

April 8: “On Golden Pond” (1981). The film explores the often turbulent relationship a woman shared with her father while growing up and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage.

April 15: “What About Bob?” (1991). A successful psychiatrist loses his mind after one of his most dependent patients, a highly manipulative obsessive-compulsive, tracks him down during his family vacation.

The Visitors Center will be closed on April 22, in honor of Good Friday.

April 29: “Arthur” (1981). Arthur is a happy drunk who is heir to a vast fortune which he will only inherit if he marries a woman he does not love.

At this time of year, the Hawkins Point Visitors Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Besides enjoying the 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.

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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