NYPA’s Friday Matinees Feature Heartwarming Fare

Karen White
315-764-0226, Ext. 304

January 3, 2011


ALLCAPS STYLE SHEET – MASSENA –Movies to warm the heart and bring a smile to your face will be featured in January as part of the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) year-long “Friday Matinees” movie series. The matinee series highlights new and classic movies at the admission-free Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch in Massena.

The movies will be shown at 1:30 p.m. in the visitors center auditorium.  Free popcorn will also be available. 

The movie schedule is as follows:

Jan. 7: “Charlie St. Cloud” (2010). A young man forms a unique connection to the afterlife, when he survives the tragic car accident that claimed his younger brother, in this supernatural drama starring Zac Efron, based on the best-selling book by author Ben Sherwood.

Jan. 14: “Eat Pray Love” (2010). Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts) is a modern woman on a quest to marvel at and travel the world while discovering and reconnecting with her true inner-self.

Jan. 21: “The In Laws” (1979). A mild-mannered dentist is about to marry off his daughter though he's never met the boy's father. When the father of the groom comes to dinner, he brings with him weird behavior and an international plot that involves stolen plates for U.S. currency.

Jan. 28. “Victor Victoria” (1982). A female singer (Julie Andrews) masquerades as a man impersonating a woman in Paris, circa 1934. This brings her success in her professional life but complicates her personal life.

Besides enjoying free movies, visitors can sample the array of hands-on exhibits at the Hawkins Point facility, which presents information on such subjects as electricity generation and NYPA’s St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project. Visitors are sure to enjoy the panoramic views of the power dam.
During the winter months, the visitors center is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information, please call the visitors center at (315) 764-0226, ext. 302, or visit NYPA on the web at www.nypa.gov.


About NYPA:

■ The New York Power Authority 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 public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower.  Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state. ■For more information, www.nypa.gov.


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