MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will continue its “Free Friday Matinees” in May with showings of classic and contemporary movies at the admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch in Massena.
The movies will be shown at 1:30 p.m. in the visitors center auditorium. Free popcorn will also be available.
The movie schedule is as follows:
May 4: “We Bought a Zoo” (2011). Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo.
May 11: “War Horse” (2011). This majestic World War I drama centers on a teen named Albert and his steadfast horse, Joey, whose faithful bond cannot be shaken —even when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent off to France.
May 18: “Rebecca” (1940). When a naive young woman marries a rich widower and settles in his gigantic mansion, she finds the memory of the first wife maintaining a grip on her husband and the servants.
May 25: “A Warrior’s Heart” (2011). Unable to cope with his military father's sudden death in combat, quick-tempered teen, Conor, starts getting into serious trouble until his father's old friend challenges him to get his life on track and become a man.
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 also enjoy the panoramic views of the power dam from the facility.
At this time of year, the visitors center is open weekdays 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