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News Advisory and Calendar Listing: “Mid-Winter Blues Movie Days” A Selection of Movies For Families During February School Break

February 16, 2007

A special selection of movies will be screened at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Hawkins Point Visitors Center during February’s mid-winter school break from Tuesday February 20 through Friday February 23. Come cure your mid-winter blues at the Mid-Winter Blues Movie Days. 

Before, during and after the movies, visitors can stroll through the wide array of hands-on exhibits, at the recently constructed $5 million Visitors Center, which presents information on the themes of Water Power and the St. Lawrence Project, Basics of Electricity and Uses of Electricity.  Children and adults alike with enjoy being able to touch, see and listen to the many interactive models on display.   

For more information about the Mid-Winter Blues Movie Days, please call the Hawkins Point Visitors Center at:  (315) 764-0226, ext. 302.

Visitors are also sure to also enjoy the panoramic views of the power dam from Hawkins Point.

 Event:                           Mid-Winter Blues Movie Days

 Dates and Times:

Tuesday February 20:           11 am —Aquamarine   
                                             2 pm — How To Eat Fried Worms

Wednesday February 21:       11 am – Ant Bully
                                             2 pm—Dreamer

Thursday February 22:            11 am – Open Season
                                              2 pm – Glory Road

Friday February 23:                11 am – Pirates of the Caribbean, Dead Man’s Chest
                                              2 pm – Akeelah and the Bee

 Cost:                                  Mid-Winter Break Movie Days is FREE.
                                             Admission to the Visitors Center is always FREE.

Directions:    From Massena: Take State Route 37 east to Route 131 (across from St. Lawrence Centre Mall), turn left and proceed through the Eisenhower Lock tunnel. Then take the second right onto Robinson Bay Road and continue for two miles. Turn left onto Hawkins Point Road and follow the entrance road to the visitors center.

Contact:      Jill Chamberlain, Community Relations Associate, NYPA, at (315) 764-0226, ext. 300, or (800) 262-NYPA, in New York State.         

About NYPA:

 ■    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 a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.

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