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NYPA's Hawkins Point Center To Offer Day of Free Movies 

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

November 9, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA—Two movies will be shown Friday (Nov. 10) at the admission-free Hawkins Point Visitors Center at the New York Power Authority’s St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project.

Friday’s schedule begins at 1 p.m. with “Cars.”  “The Wild,” will be shown at 3 p.m.  Both showings will be in the Visitors Center theater.

In “Cars,” Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) is the slick rookie taking the Piston Cup series by storm when the last race of the season ends in a three-way tie. On the way to the tie-breaker race in California, Lightning loses his way off Route 66 in the Southwest desert.  “The Wild” tells the story of a cuddly koala who wants to be fierce, a squirrel in love with a sarcastic giraffe, an addle-pated anaconda, and a lion with a secret as they set off from their cozy zoo to rescue the lion's adolescent cub from an accidental kidnapping.

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 5 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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