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Third Free-Movie Program Set at Hawkins Point Center

Jill Chamberlain
315-764-0226, ext. 300

August 1, 2006


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 Power Project.

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.

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