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News Advisory and Calendar Listing: "Mid-Winter Blues Movie Days" - A Selection of Star Wars Movies for Families During February School Break

February 1, 2006

A special selection of Star Wars movies will be screened at the New York Power Authority's (NYPA) Hawkins Point Visitors Center during February's mid-winter school break from Tuesday, February 21 through Thursday, February 23.  Come cure your mid-winter blues at the Mid-Winter Blues Movie Days.

Before, during and after the movies, visitors can stroll through the wide array of hands-on exhibits, at the newly constructed $5 million Visitors Center, which presents information on the themes of Water Power and the St. Lawrence Project, Basics of Electricity and Uses of Electricity.  Children and adults alikw will enjoy being able to touch, see and listen to the many interactive models on display.

Visitors are also sure to enjoy the panoramic views of the power dam from Hawkins Point.

EVENT:  Mid-Winter Blues Movie Days

Tuesday February 21:       Star Wars—A New Hope, 10 am to 12 noon
                                        Star Wars—The Phantom Menace, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Wednesday February 22:  The Empire Strikes Back, 10 am to 12 noon
                                        Star Wars—The Attack of the Clones, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Thursday February 23:      Return of the Jedi, 10 am-12 noon
Star Wars—Revenge of the Sith, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

COST:                             Mid-Winter Break Movie Days is FREE.
                                        Admission to the Visitors Center is always FREE.

DIRECTIONS TO HAWKINS POINT VISITORS CENTER: From Massena: Take State Route 37 east to Route 131 (across from St. Lawrence Centre Mall), turn left and proceed through the Eisenhower Lock tunnel. Then take the second right onto Robinson Bay Road and continue for two miles. Turn left onto Hawkins Point Road and follow the entrance road to the visitors center.

CONTACT:  Jill Chamberlain, Community Relations Associate, NYPA, at (315) 764-0226, ext. 300, or (800) 262-NYPA, in New York State. Jill.Chamberlain@nypa.gov

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