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Fifth Free Movie Program Set at Hawkins Point Center

Jill Chamberlain
315-764-0226, ext. 300

August 15, 2006


MASSENA—Three movies will be shown Wednesday (August 16) 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 through the summer, begins at 10 a.m. with “The Chronicles of Narnia.”  “RV” will follow at 1 p.m. and “Chicken Little” at 3 p.m.  All showings will be in the Visitors Center theater.

“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” tells the story of the four Pevensie children, Lucy, Peter, Edmund, and Susan, and their adventures in the mystical world of Narnia. Sent to the British countryside for their own safety during the blitz of World War II, they discover an entryway into a mystical world through an old wardrobe.

“RV, starring Robin Williams, is a comedy that centers on a dysfunctional family that takes a two-week road trip to the Colorado Rockies.  “Chicken Little,” – a computer-animation – tells the tale of a band of misfit friends who go about saving the world when aliens start an invasion.

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 waterpower and the St. Lawrence-FDR project, and the basics 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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