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NYPA's Hawkins Point Center Offers Day of Free Movies

Jill Chamberlain
315-764-0226, ext. 300

July 17, 2006


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 Project.

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.


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