Fourth Free Movie Program Set
at Hawkins Point Center
315-764-0226, ext. 300
August 4, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MASSENA—Three movies will be shown Wednesday
(August 9) at the admission-free Hawkins Point Visitors Center at
the New York Power Authority’s St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt
The program, the fourth 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 “Wizard of Oz.” “The
Shaggy Dog” will follow at 1 p.m. and “Nanny McPhee” at 3 p.m. All
showings will be in the Visitors Center theater.
“The Wizard of Oz,” starring Judy Garland as
Dorothy, tells the classic story of a young Kansas farm girl who is
knocked unconscious during a cyclone and dreams that her house is
lifted from its foundation by the wind and is carried to the
mythical land of Oz from where she seeks to return home. “The Shaggy
Dog,” is a comedy that tells the story of a deputy district
attorney, played by Tim Allen, who is transformed into the family
dog when he is accidentally infected with a top-secret, genetic
mutation serum. “Nanny McPhee” stars Emma Thompson as a governess
who uses magic to rein in the behavior of seven ne'er-do-well
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 transmission lines.
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