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NYPA’s Hawkins Point Visitors Center to Offer Three Days Free Movies

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

December 22, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA—The New York Power Authority will mark the Christmas vacation week by showing nine movies at the admission-free visitors center at its St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project.  Three movies will be available each day in the center’s theater from Tuesday (Dec. 26) through Thursday (Dec. 28). 

The schedule: 

Tuesday, Dec. 26:  10 a.m., “Cars”; 12:30 p.m., “The Polar Express”; 3 p.m., “Curious George.” 

Wednesday, Dec. 27: 10 a.m., “The Muppets’ Christmas Carol”; 12:30 p.m., “Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pear”; 3 p.m., “Chicken Little.” 

Thursday, Dec. 28: 10 a.m., “Kicking And Screaming”; 12:30 p.m., “Eight Below”; 3 p.m., “The Wild.” 

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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