Movie Day Set for Wednesday at NYPA Visitors Center

Karen White

November 19, 2007


MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will mark Thanksgiving with a series of movies on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project’s admission-free Hawkins Point Visitors Center.

“The Last Mimzy” will be shown at 10 a.m., followed by “Are We Done Yet?” at noon and “Evan Almighty” at 3 p.m. The movies, all released this year, will be shown in the visitors center theater.

In “The Last Mimzy,” two siblings begin to develop special talents after they find a mysterious box of toys. Soon the kids, their parents and even their teacher are drawn into a strange new world and find a task ahead of them that is far more important than any of them could imagine.

“Are We Done Yet?” is the sequel to the popular comedy “Are We There Yet?” (2005). Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two children. However, their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor with a bizarre approach to business.

In “Evan Almighty,” God (Morgan Freeman) summons narcissistic newscaster turned Congressman Evan Baxter (Steve Carrel) to build an enormous ark in preparation for a devastating flood. Unfortunately, Evan's perplexed family interprets his latest hobby as a midlife crisis gone wrong, rather than as a divine assignment from God.

Along with 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 Hawkins Point Visitors Center will be open as usual from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday. It will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23. 

For additional information, call 315-764-0226, Ext. 302.

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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