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NYPA’S Friday Matinees to Warm up the season and the heart

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

January 5, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) free “Friday Matinees” will continue in January with screenings of heartwarming contemporary movies at the admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch in Massena.

NYPA will show a selection of movies on Fridays in January at 1:30 p.m. in the visitors center auditorium. Free popcorn will be available for the movie showings.

The movie schedule is as follows:

January  8: “My Sister’s Keeper” (2009).  Based on Jody Picoult’s novel of the same name, the film tells the story of a family's struggle to cope with a family member’s serious disease.

January 15: “Julie & Julia” (2009). Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book.

January  22: “My Life in Ruins” (2009). A Greek tour guide attempts to recapture her kefi (Greek for mojo) by guiding a ragtag group of tourists around Greece and showing them the beauty of her native land.

January  29: “Nights in Rodanthe” (2009). Two unhappy people's lives become entwined when they have a life-changing romance.

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. ■ More than 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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