New York Power Authority Offers Free Movies and Popcorn Every Friday in September at the Hawkins Point Visitors Center

Karen White
(315) 764-0226

August 20, 2013


MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will continue its free “Friday Matinees” in September with showings of popular movies 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.

NYPA will show a selection of movies on Fridays in September at 1:30 p.m. in the visitors  center auditorium. Free popcorn will be available for the movie showings.

The movie schedule is as follows:

Sept. 6: “Ring the Bell” (2013). When high-powered sports agent Rob Decker arrives looking for his next major league prospect, he finds more than he bargained for at the Cooke Boys Ranch.

Sept. 13: “Unconditional” (2012). A woman's idyllic life is shattered when her husband is killed in a senseless act of violence. As she prepares to take matters into her own hands, two unexpected encounters begin to change everything.

Sept. 20: “Game Change” (2012). The story behind John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, from his selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate to their ultimate defeat in the general election.

Sept. 27:  “What If” (2010). After making a decision to leave his college sweetheart, a businessman gets a chance to see what his life would have been like had he followed a different path.

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 Plant. Visitors are sure to enjoy the panoramic views of the power dam.

The visitors center is now 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 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 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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