Point Center Offers Day of Free Movies
315-764-0226, ext. 304
August 3, 2007
For Immediate Release
MASSENA—Three movies will be shown Thursday, August
9 at the admission-free Hawkins Point Visitors Center at the New
York Power Authority’s (NYPA) St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt
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 “The Wizard of Oz” (1939). “How to
Eat Fried Worms” (2006) will follow at 1 p.m. and “Wallace & Grommet
in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” (2005) will begin at 4 p.m. All
showings will be in the Visitors Center Theater.
In the “Wizard of Oz”, Dorothy runs away with her
dog Toto after a nasty neighbor tries to have her dog put to sleep.
A cyclone then appears and carries her to the magical land of Oz.
Wishing to return, she begins to travel to the Emerald City where a
great wizard lives. On her way she meets a Scarecrow who needs a
brain, a Tin Man who needs a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who
desperately wants courage. They all hope the Wizard of Oz will help
them before the Wicked Witch of the West catches up with them.
In the screen version of Author Thomas Rockwell's
hugely popular book, "How to Eat Fried Worms", eleven-year-old Billy
goes up against the school bully in a challenge that ends with a
total gross-out dare: to eat 10 worms in one day! As the pressure
mounts, Billy must summon all his strength to meet the dare while
keeping his weak stomach from betraying him and his big mouth from
getting him in even more trouble.
In ‘Wallace & Gromit’ there are only days to go
before the annual Giant Vegetable Competition. Business is booming,
but Wallace and Gromit are finding out that running a "humane" pest
control outfit has its drawbacks as their West Wallaby Street home
fills to the brim with captive rabbits. Suddenly, a huge,
mysterious, veg-ravaging "beast" begins attacking the town's sacred
vegetable plots at night, and the competition hostess, Lady
Tottington, commissions Anti-Pesto to catch it and save the day.
Lying in wait, however, is Lady Tottington's snobby suitor, Victor
Quartermaine, who'd rather shoot the beast and secure the position
of the local hero – not to mention Lady Tottingon's hand in
marriage. With the fate of the competition in the balance, Lady
Tottington is eventually forced to allow Victor to hunt down the
vegetable chomping marauder. She is unaware that Victor's real
intent could have dire consequences for her and our two heroes.
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
■ 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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