NYPA Continues Free "Friday Matinees" in October Offering Both Classic and Contemporary Films

Karen White
(315) 764-0226

September 27, 2012


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

During October, NYPA will show a selection of movies on Fridays at 1:30 p.m. in the visitors center auditorium. Free popcorn will be provided.

The October schedule is:

Oct. 5: “Darling Companion,” (2012). The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband.

Oct. 12: “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” (2012). Five interconnected couples experience the thrills and surprises of having a baby and how it impacts their relationships.

Oct. 19: “Bernie,” (2011). In small-town Texas, the local mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow then goes to great lengths to create the illusion that she's alive after he kills her.

Oct. 26: “It Happened One Night” (1934). A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who's actually a reporter looking for a story.

Visitors can also sample the array of hands-on exhibits at the Hawkins Point facility, which presents information on such subjects as water power and NYPA’s St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project. Visitors will also be sure to enjoy the panoramic views of the power dam.

The visitors center will resume its off-season schedule on Oct. 9 and will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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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