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Viewers Choose Comedies for NYPA's Sunday Matinees

Contact:
Steve Ramsey
1-800-724-0309
steve.ramsey@nypa.gov

October 27, 2009 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

NORTH BLENHEIM—A series of comic films selected from among viewers’ suggestions are slated to be shown on consecutive Sundays in November at the New York Power Authority’s admission-free visitors center at the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project. 

The movies, all beginning at 2 p.m., are: 

Sunday, November 1: “What’s Up Doc?” (1972), starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal.

Sunday, November 8: “The Out-of-Towners” (1970), starring Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis.

Sunday, November 15: “The In-Laws” (1979), starring Peter Falk and Alan Arkin.

Sunday, November 22: “Bringing Up Baby” (1938), starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. 

Popcorn will be available for the free showings in the visitors center theater. 

Moviegoers are also invited to enjoy the visitors center’s attractions, which include hands-on exhibits and displays on such subjects as basics of electricity, electrical safety and the operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project.  It is open daily, except some holidays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call 1-800-724-0309.

The visitors center is located on Route 30 in North Blenheim, five miles north of Grand Gorge, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and 50 miles southwest of Albany.

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-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.  ■    About 75 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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