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Fourth Free Movie Program Set at Hawkins Point Center

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

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 Power Project.

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 children.

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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