NYPA’s December Free Matinee Series Features Contemporary Holiday Themes

Karen White
315-764-0226, Ext. 304

November 29, 2011


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 free 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. 
The December schedule is:

Dec. 2: “Miracle on 34th Street” (1994). In this remake of the holiday classic, a single mother and her young daughter befriend a department store Santa Claus who claims he is the real deal.

Dec. 9: The Santa Clause 2” (2002). Scott Calvin has been a humble Santa Claus for nearly ten years, but it might come to an end if he doesn't find a Mrs. Claus.

Dec. 16: “Christmas Lodge” (2011). Hoping to cheer up her ill grandfather, Mary seeks to restore the dilapidated lodge where her family spent many happy Christmases, and as she works hard to fulfill her goal, she finds love with Jack, whose own family is deeply connected to the lodge.

Dec. 23: “Elf” (2003). After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.
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 on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.  Regular winter hours will resume on Tuesday, 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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