NYPA Takes the Chill Off the Fall with Heart-Warming Free Friday Matinees at the Hawkins Point Visitors Center

Karen White
(315) 764-0226

October 30, 2013


MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will continue its free “Friday Matinees” in November 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 during the movie showings. 

The November lineup is: 

Nov. 1: “The Wedding Chapel” (2013). When a down-on-her-luck painter decides to take a trip to visit her mom, she becomes involved in a mission to save a local church that is in danger of being closed down.

Nov. 8: “Meddling Mom” (2013). A career-minded woman is more interested in her job as an architect until she falls for a new project manager at work.

Nov. 15: “The Chateau Meroux” (2011). When a woman inherits a struggling winery in her father's will, she must contend with a cunning competitor and her feelings for his son.

Nov. 22: “Sweeter Side of Life” (2013). A pampered Manhattan housewife has it all until her husband unexpectedly dumps her for his acupuncturist.

The visitors center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and will be closed Nov. 28 and Nov. 29 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Besides enjoying the movies, visitors can sample the array of hands-on exhibits at the Hawkins Point facility, which presents information on the subjects of water power and the St. Lawrence-FDR project. Visitors are also invited to enjoy the panoramic views of the power dam. For further information, please call the visitors center at (315) 764-0226 or go to

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 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 visit or follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.

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