Third Free-Movie Program Set at
Hawkins Point Center
315-764-0226, ext. 300
August 1, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MASSENA—Three movies will be shown Wednesday
(August 2) at the admission-free Hawkins Point Visitors Center at
the New York Power Authority’s St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt
The program, the third 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 “Pirates of the
Caribbean.” “Ice Age” will follow at 1 p.m. and “Shark Tale” at 3
p.m. All showings will be in the Visitors Center theater.
“Pirates of the Caribbean” features the adventures
of a roguish yet charming pirate captain played by Johnny Depp.
“Ice Age” tells the story of the Earth being overrun by glaciers and
four animals becoming unlikely heroes as they scurry to save
themselves. In “Shark Tale,” the sea underworld is shaken up when
the son of a shark mob boss is found dead and a young fish named
Oscar is discovered at the scene.
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.
■ 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
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