New York Power Authority Continues Summer Fun With More Free Family Movies and Popcorn Every Tuesday in August

Karen White
(315) 764-0226

July 31, 2013


MASSENA—The New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) “Beat the Heat Summer Movie Days” will continue every Tuesday in August at the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Hydroelectric Power Plant’s admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch in Massena.

The special “Beat the Heat” series features a full day of free movies and popcorn every Tuesday in August. Each week  three family-friendly films are shown every Tuesday at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the visitors center’s air-conditioned auditorium.

The August “Beat the Heat” Tuesday movie schedule is:

Aug. 6:
10 a.m. “Rise of the Guardians”
1 p.m. “Oz the Great and Powerful”
3 p.m. “A Monster in Paris”

Aug. 13:
10 a.m. “Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax”
1 p.m. “Life of Pi”
3 p.m. “Hotel Transylvania”

Aug. 20:
10 a.m. “The Smurfs”
1 p.m. “Marvel's The Avengers”
3 p.m. “Teen Beach Movie”

Aug. 27:
10 a.m. “Puss in Boots”
1 p.m. “42”
3 p.m. “Sticks and Stones”

Besides enjoying the movies, visitors can sample the array of hands-on exhibits at the Hawkins Point facility with featured presentations on themes such as electricity generation at the St. Lawrence-FDR Hydroelectric Power Plant, and the basics and uses of electricity. Another highlight is the panoramic view of the plant’s power dam.

The visitors center is currently on its summer schedule and is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information, please call the visitors center at (315) 764-0226 ext. 302 or visit us 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 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 visit or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.

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