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NYPA's Fabulous Fridays Feature Free Movies and Free Popcorn

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


April 5, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA–The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will continue its free “Friday Matinees” in April 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 contemporary 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 April schedule is:

April 12: “Playing for Keeps,” (2012). A former sports star who's fallen on hard times starts coaching his son's soccer team as a way to get his life together.

April 19: “The Horse Whisperer,” (1998). The mother of a severely traumatized daughter enlists the aid of a unique horse trainer to help the girl's equally injured horse.

April 26: “Parental Guidance,” (2012). Old-school grandparents get more than they bargained for when they get stuck babysitting their overprotected grandchildren.

At this time of year, the Hawkins Point Visitors Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through 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 Power 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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