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

Jill Chamberlain, NYPA
315-764-0226, Ext. 300

December 15, 2006


MASSENA—Three movies will be shown Saturday (Dec. 16) at the admission-free Hawkins Point Visitors Center at the New York Power Authority’s St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project. 

Saturday’s schedule begins at 10 a.m. with “Santa Clause.”  “Santa Clause 2” will be shown at noon and “The Polar Express” will be shown at 2 p.m.  All showings will be in the Visitors Center theater. “Santa Clause,” starring Tim Allen, tells the story of a divorced father who has to care for his son on Christmas.  In “Santa Clause 2,” Tim Allen again plays the role of Santa, but Santa's got problems (he's even mysteriously losing weight) and things quickly go south when he finds out that his son, Charlie, has landed on this year's "naughty" list.  In “The Polar Express,” Santa Claus does not exist. Or does he? For one doubting boy (voice of Daryl Sabara and Tom Hanks), an astonishing event occurs. 

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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