NYPA's Free "Beat the Heat" Family Friendly Summer Movie Days Return

Karen White
(315) 764-0226

June 29, 2012


MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will once again host its “Beat the Heat Summer Movie Days” every Tuesday this summer at the admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch in Massena.

The special summer campaign, which is in addition to the visitors center’s Friday matinee movie series, features a full day of free movies and popcorn every Tuesday during the months of July and August. Family-friendly films will be shown at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the visitors center’s air-conditioned auditorium.

The schedule for July is:

July 3:
10 a.m. “Cars 2”
1 p.m. “The Muppets”
3 p.m. “John Carter”

July 10:
10 a.m. “Mr. Popper’s Penguins”
1 p.m. “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”
3 p.m. “A Thousand Words”

July 17:
10 a.m. “Happy Feet Two”
1 p.m. “Mirror, Mirror”
3 p.m. “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked”

July 24:
10 a.m. “Puss in Boots”
1 p.m. “We Bought a Zoo”
3 p.m. “Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer”

July 31:

10 a.m. “The Smurfs”

1 p.m. “Big Miracle”

3 p.m. “The Three Stooges”

Besides enjoying the movies, visitors can sample the array of hands-on exhibits at the Hawkins Point Visitors Center, which presents information on such themes as electricity generation and the St. Lawrence-FDR project, basics of electricity and uses of electricity. Another highlight is the panoramic view of the project’s power dam.

The visitors center is currently on its summer schedule and is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5p.m. 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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