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NYPA’s April Matinees Feature Oscar-Nominated Films and Performances

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

March 29, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA—Oscar-nominated movies including “Sherlock Holmes,” “The Young Victoria” and Sandra Bullock’s winning performance in “The Blind Side,” will be featured during the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Friday matinee series in April.

The admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch will show a selection of contemporary movies on Fridays at 1:30 p.m. in the visitors center auditorium. Free popcorn will be provided.

The April schedule is:

April 2:  The Visitors Center is closed in honor of Good Friday.

April 9:  “The Blind Side” (2009). The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first-round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

April 16:  “Did You Hear About the Morgans?” (2009). An estranged couple, who witness a murder in New York City, are relocated to a small-town in Wyoming as part of a witness-protection program.

April 23:  “Sherlock Holmes” (2009). Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.

April 30: “The Young Victoria” (2009). A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.

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. ■ 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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