NYPA Takes the Sting Out of Winter with Free Sunday Matinee Movies in January at the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center

Samantha Clark

December 26, 2013


NORTH BLENHEIM—Warm up those January weekends with a Sunday matinee series of movies featuring animal cast members at the admission-free visitors center for the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Plant.

The featured films, all beginning at 2 p.m., are as follows:

January 5 – “War Horse,” about a friendship between a horse named Joey and his trainer Albert during WW I.

January 12 – “Life of Pi,” after a cataclysmic shipwreck a young boy finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with only one other survivor – a bangle tiger.

January 19 – “The Black Stallion,” is about a courageous young boy and his horse “The Black” as they fight for survival during a shipwreck and the interesting story that unfolds after they are rescued.

January 26 – “Dances with Wolves,” tells the story of Lt. Dunbar, a Civil War hero who befriends a tribe of Sioux Indians while stationed at a desolate outpost of the American frontier.

NYPA’s handicapped-accessible visitors center is housed in a restored 19th century dairy barn and features hands-on exhibits for students of all ages and abilities.  In addition to enjoying the movies, visitors can learn how the power plant acts like a giant battery, generating hydroelectricity while recycling water between two huge reservoirs. Other displays demonstrate the basics of electricity, energy production and conservation.

Throughout the year, the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, except for certain holidays. It is located at 1378 State Route 30 in North Blenheim, about 17 miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge.

For more information, call 800-724-0309 or visit NYPA us 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 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 @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.

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