New York Power Authority Offers More Free Friday Matinees and Free Popcorn During Month of August

Karen White
(315) 764-0226

July 29, 2013


MASSENA - The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will continue its free “Friday Matinees” in August 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 in Massena.

During the month of August, NYPA will show a selection of movies on Fridays at 1:30 p.m. in the visitors center auditorium with free popcorn available during the movie showings.

The August schedule is:

Aug. 2: “42,” (2013). The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey.

Aug. 9: “Admission,” (2013). A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school student.

Aug. 16: “Ladies in Lavender,” (2004). Two sisters befriend a mysterious foreigner who washes up on the beach of their 1930's Cornish seaside village.

Aug. 23: “Quartet,” (2012). At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.

Aug. 30: “The Impossible,” (2012). The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

In addition to the year-round “Friday Matinee” program, be sure to mark your calendars for our “Beat The Heat” summer movie series, featuring back-to-back family films every Tuesday at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. which will also be shown during the month of August.

Visitors can also sample an array of hands-on exhibits at the Hawkins Point facility, with informational presentations on subjects such as water power and NYPA’s St. Lawrence-FDR Hydroelectric Power Plant. Visitors can also enjoy the panoramic views of the power dam.

During the summer season, the visitors center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
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 and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Wordpress and @NYPAenergy on Twitter.

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