NEWS

NYPA Continues FREE Friday Matinees in FEBRUARY with Three Contemporary Films

Contact :
Karen White
(315) 764-0226
karen.white@nypa.gov


January 31, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

The movies will be shown at 1:30 p.m. in the visitors center auditorium.  Free popcorn will also be available. 

The movie schedule is as follows:

Feb. 3: “Water for Elephants” (2011). A veterinary student abandons his studies, after his parents are killed, and joins a traveling circus as their vet.

Feb. 10: “I Don’t Know How She Does It” (2011). Based on the critically acclaimed bestseller by Allison Pearson, “I Don't Know How She Does It,” follows a Boston-based working mother trying desperately to juggle marriage, children, and a high-stress job.

Feb. 17: “Moneyball” (2011). The story of Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analyses to draft his players.

Feb. 24:  NYPA will be showing family-friendly movies for children during the winter break from school. The movies will be shown at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.

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. ■Approximately 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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