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New York Power Authority Will Continue Its Free Summer Movies Through Aug. 26

For Further Information:
Karen White
315-764-0226, ext. 863

August 4, 2008


MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will sponsor free movies every Tuesday this month at the Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch.

Family-friendly films will be shown at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. in the visitors center’s auditorium as part of the “Beat the Heat” summer campaign. The program will continue until Aug. 26.

The schedule:

Aug. 5:

“College Road Trip,” 10 a.m.; “Open Season,” 1 p.m.: “Dr. Dolittle,” 3 p.m.; “Glory Road,” 5 p.m.

Aug. 12:

“Pirates of the Caribbean: the Curse of the Black Pearl,” 10 a.m.; “Eight Below,” 1 p.m.; “Twitches Too,” 3 p.m.; “Everyone’s Hero,” 5 p.m.

Aug. 19:

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” 10 a.m.; “Unaccompanied Minors,” 1 p.m.; “Star Wars IV: A New Hope,” 3 p.m.; “Underdog,” 5 p.m.

Aug. 26:

“Shrek the Third,” at 10 a.m.; “The Retrievers,” at 1 p.m.; “Wallace and Grommet,” 3 p.m.; “Akeelah and the Bee,” 5 p.m.

Besides enjoying the movies, visitors can sample the array of hands-on exhibits at the visitors center, 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.

The visitors center is admission-free and open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.

 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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