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NYPA's Hawkins Point Center Offers Day of Free Movies

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

July 23, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA—Three movies will be shown Thursday, July 26 at the admission-free Hawkins Point Visitors Center at the New York Power Authority’s St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project.

Thursday’s schedule, part of the Visitors Center’s “Beat the Heat Summer Movie Days” that will continue throughout the summer, begins at 10 a.m. with “Cars.” “Hoodwinked” will follow at 1 p.m. and “Chicken Little” at 4 p.m.  All showings will be in the Visitors Center Theater.

“Cars,” tells the story of the famous McQueen’s travels while on his way to California for the dispute of the final race of the Piston Cup against The King and Chick Hicks. In route, Lightning McQueen accidentally damages the road of the small town Radiator Springs and is sentenced to repair it. Lightning McQueen has to work hard and finds friendship and love in the simple locals, changing its values during his stay in the small town and becoming a true winner.

“Hoodwinked,” updates the classic fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood. For this story, we begin at the end. Furry and feathered cops from the animal world investigate a domestic disturbance at Granny's cottage, involving a girl, a wolf, and an axe. The charges are many: breaking and entering, disturbing the peace, intent to eat, and wielding an axe without a license. Not to mention, this case might be tied to the elusive "Goody Bandit" who has been stealing the recipes of goody shops everywhere.

In “Chicken Little,” a classic fable gets fused with “War of the Worlds.” In the small town of Oakey Oaks, young Chicken Little struggles to live down the embarrassment of having once thought the sky was falling. But when he gets struck again by a hexagonal, sky-camouflaged, hi-tech doohickey, he and his friends Ugly Duckling, Runt of the Litter and Fish Out of Water discover that aliens are preparing to invade Earth; but since no one believed Chicken Little the first time, why would they believe him now?

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.

       About NYPA:

 ■    NYPA uses no tax money or state credit.  It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.  ■    NYPA is a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.

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