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NYPA Continues Free Friday Matinees in March with Films on Contemporary Themes
Vistors Center Closed Good Friday

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


March 7, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA –The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will continue its free “Friday Matinees” in March with showings of contemporary movies at the admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch at the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Hydroelectric Power Plant. 

NYPA will show a selection of classic movies in the visitors center auditorium every Friday at 1:30 p.m. Free popcorn will be available for the movie showings in the visitors center theater. 

The March schedule is:

March 8: “An Unfinished Life” (2005).  A rancher lives quietly in rugged Wyoming alongside his only trusted friend until the woman he blames for the death of his only son arrives at his door broke, desperate, and with a granddaughter he's never known.

March 15: “Out of Africa” (1985).  A strong-willed woman who runs a coffee plantation in Kenya finds herself falling in love with the land, its people and a mysterious hunter.

March 22: “Now and Then” (1999). A poignant look at girlhood friendships and how one summer set in motion the adult lives of four remarkable women.

The visitors center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Visitors Center will be closed on Friday, March 29, in honor of Good 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 hydroelectric plant. 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 has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities by 20 percent by 2020. ■ NYPA is the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA 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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