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NYPA Warms Up the Season with FREE Holiday Movie Matinees and Popcorn at the Hawkins Point Visitors Center in December

NYPA Contact:
Karen White
(315) 764-0226 Ext. 304
Karen.White@nypa.gov

December 2, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA - The New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) December matinee schedule will include a selection of free holiday movies featuring contemporary themes and new twists on seasonal traditions at the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Hydroelectric Power Plant’s admission-free Hawkins Point Visitors Center and boast Launch in Massena.

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. 6: “Hitched for the Holidays” (2012). An attractive pair agrees to be each other’s supposed significant other throughout the holidays to keep their meddling families at bay.

Dec. 13: “Merry In-Laws” (2012). When Alex says “yes” to her boyfriend’s marriage proposal she has no idea that her future in-laws are none other than Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus.

Dec. 20: “Christmas Angel in the House” (2011). While they are looking to adopt a child, a couple’s lives are turned upside down when a 7 year-old boy unexpectedly shows up on their doorstep.

NYPA will also be showing a series of free, family-friendly movies on Dec. 26, Dec. 27 and Dec. 30, during the school break. The 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. 25, Dec. 31, and Jan. 1. Regular winter hours will resume on Thursday, Jan. 2.

About NYPA:

■ The New York Power Authority has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities by 20 percent by 2020. ■ NYPA 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 the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA 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 visit www.nypa.gov and follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.