|NYPA to Continue Its Free “Friday Matinees” in August with an Offering of Classic and Contemporary Films|
|July 27, 2012|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will continue its free “Friday Matinees” in August with showings of contemporary and classic movies at the admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch in Massena. Every Friday, NYPA shows a selection of movies at 1:30 p.m. in the visitors center auditorium. Free popcorn will be available for the movie showings. The August Movie Schedule: Aug. 3: “The Artist” (2011). A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. Aug. 10: “Sherlock Holmes A Game of Shadows” (2011). Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty. Aug. 17: “The Romantics” (2010). Problems arise when seven close friends reunite for the wedding of two of their friends because the bride and the maid of honor have had a long rivalry over the groom. Aug. 24: “One for the Money” (2012). Unemployed and newly-divorced Stephanie Plum lands a job at her cousin's bail-bond business, where her first assignment puts her on the trail of a wanted local cop linked to her romantic past. Aug. 31: “The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming” (1966). Without hostile intent, a Soviet submarine runs aground off New England. A rescue boat is sent for, but many of the local New Englanders go into a tizzy, risking bloodshed. 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. The visitors center is now operating on its summer schedule and is open daily 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.
■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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