NYPA's Hawkins Point Center
Offers Day of Free Movies
315-764-0226, ext. 300
July 17, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MASSENA—Three movies will be shown Wednesday (July
19) at the admission-free Hawkins Point Visitors Center at the New
York Power Authority’s St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power
Wednesday’s schedule, part of the Visitors Center’s
“Beat the Heat Summer Movie Days” that will continue throughout the
summer, begins at 10 a.m. with “March of the Penguins.” “Cheaper by
the Dozen” will follow at 1 p.m. and “Cheaper by the Dozen 2” at 3
p.m. All showings will be in the Visitors Center theater.
“March of the Penguins,” narrated by Morgan
Freeman, depicts the journey of empire penguins as they march single
file day and night for 70 miles across Antarctica, the coldest
continent on Earth. The two “Cheaper by the Dozen” movies feature
Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt as the parents of 12 rambunctious kids.
Besides enjoying the movies, visitors can sample
the array of hands-on exhibits at the $5 million Hawkins Point
facility, which presents information on such themes as Water Power
and the St. Lawrence-FDR project, Basics of Electricity and Uses of
Electricity. Another highlight is the panoramic view of the
project’s power dam from Hawkins Point.
The visitors center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
DIRECTIONS: 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.
■ NYPA 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 is a leader in promoting
energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric
transportation initiatives. ■ It is the
nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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