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Second Free-Movie Program Set at Hawkins Point Center

Contact:
Jill Chamberlain
315-764-0226, ext. 300
jill.chamberlain@nypa.gov

July 21, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA—Three movies will be shown Wednesday (July 26) at the admission-free Hawkins Point Visitors Center at the New York Power Authority’s St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project.

The program, the second in the Visitors Center’s series of “Beat the Heat Summer Movie Days” that will continue throughout the summer, begins at 10 a.m. with “Dr. Doolittle.”  “Daddy Day Care” will follow at 1 p.m. and “Are We There Yet??” at 3 p.m.  All showings will be in the Visitors Center theater.

“Dr. Doolittle,” starring Eddie Murphy, tells the story of a talented veterinarian who is able to hear animals talk and is understood by them when he responds.  In the comedy “Daddy Day Care,” two fathers (Eddie Murphy, Jeff Garlin) lose their jobs and are forced to take their sons out of the exclusive Chapman Academy and become stay-at-home fathers.  The two dads open their own day care facility.  Ice Cube stars in “Are We There Yet??”  He volunteers to bring the children of his new girlfriend to Portland, Ore., for the New Year as she is kept away on business, but the kids are determined to turn the trip into a nightmare.

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 7 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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