NYPA Continues Free "Friday Matinees" in April with Two Contemporary Films

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Karen White
(315) 764-0226

April 10, 2012


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

The Friday matinees are part of a year-round movie festival that features a changing selection of movies at 1:30 p.m. in the visitors center’s auditorium. The movies and the popcorn are free.

The April schedule is:

April 20:  “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” (2011). A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11.

April 27:  “The Iron Lady” (2011). An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while recalling her life from girlhood to British prime minister.

On Friday, April 13, as part of a Spring Break Movie Week, NYPA will feature a day-long festival of free, family-friendly movies, including:

“Tooth Fairy 2” at 10 a.m. 

“We Bought a Zoo” at 1 p.m. and at 3 p.m.

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

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,

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