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Museum of the Moving Image, Queens

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The Museum of the Moving Image is a media museum located in a former building of the historic Astoria Studios (now Kaufman Astoria Studios), in the Astoria neighborhood in Queens, New York City. The museum originally opened in 1988 as the American Museum of the Moving Image, and in 1996, opened its permanent exhibition, "Behind the Screen," designed by Ali Höcek of AC Höcek Architecture LLC. The museum began a $67 million expansion in March 2008 and reopened in January 2011. The expansion was designed by architect Thomas Leeser.
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  • I came here late in the afternoon just to explore, not expecting much. The third floor history of film and television making was interesting. My favorite though was the Jim Henson exhibit on the... 
    I came here late in the afternoon just to explore, not expecting much. The third floor history of film and television making was interesting. My favorite though was the Jim Henson exhibit on the...  more »
  • There is so much cool history here. It seems like a constant supply of very cool, very unique pieces of cinema and TV history. The Henson exhibition in particular is fantastic. 
    There is so much cool history here. It seems like a constant supply of very cool, very unique pieces of cinema and TV history. The Henson exhibition in particular is fantastic.  more »
  • The Museum of the Moving Image has an excellent overview of movie & television history and technology, with several interesting exhibitions currently ongoing. Adults will like the current exhibition....  more
    The Museum of the Moving Image has an excellent overview of movie & television history and technology, with several interesting exhibitions currently ongoing. Adults will like the current exhibition....  more »
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  • A museum focused on the history of cinema and media. It's recommended that you make a ticket reservation online as there are dedicated time slots. Tickets were $15, so very reasonably priced. You'll find an array of exhibits that span quite a long period and over several genres of media. Whether it's Jim Henson's Muppets or Star Wars, there's a rotating set of exhibits for different pieces. It's highly recommended to plan ahead and see what new exhibit is coming along at the time you want to go.
  • Great place to spend an afternoon. Compared to other museums, it’s on the small side. Still, for movie lovers, it’s a fun spot to check out. They have a few interactive exhibits that, on busy days, require quite the wait. Also, their gift shop is one of my favorites. Free admission every Thursday from 2pm-6pm & Free admission for NYC Teachers with valid ID.
  • Great museum! We had so much fun! The third floor has many interactive exhibits, and we could try recording voices, stop motion animation, soundtrack picking, Foley art. Great way to learn and have fun at the same time. The second level has an incredible Jim Henson exhibit- so much nostalgia. Honestly, incredible. Worth it to visit when you're in the city! Would highly recommend for anyone looking for something fun, but not super touristy.
  • This is a lovely museum with plenty of interactive exhibits that are fun for children and adults alike. MoMI takes you through a comprehensive timeline of film and TV history, displaying AV equipment through the ages, and even giving you the opportunity to use certain equipment, like the ADR studio. The Jim Henson exhibit was a highlight, and it was really cool getting to see props from some of my favorite films. They also have a beautiful movie theater on site where they play old movies throughout the day. We will definitely make a return visit!
  • A good spot to get out of the cold and entertained for a few hours. Just small enough to not be overwhelming but just large enough to be worth it. Very child friendly; very well organized for COVID, etc.

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