Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria

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Museum of the Moving Image advances the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media. Accessible, innovative, and forward-looking, the Museum presents exhibitions, education programs, significant moving-image works, and interpretive programs, and maintains a collection of moving-image related artifacts. In doing so, the Museum serves a diverse public at its New York City home and online, and provides leadership in its field. Attendance numbers more than 200,000 visitors each year, including 50,000 school children. In January 2011, the Museum reopened after a major expansion and renovation that nearly doubled its size.
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  • We have visited this museum in April 2017, and we were impressed with everything what we have seen, felt, experienced and tried. This museum is one of the best, I've ever visited and I visited a lot. ...  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the museum. The exhibits are organized and well captioned. The staff was helpful and we were lucky to visit on a day when it wasn't too busy so we could try the inte...  more »
  • We came here for the the Jim Henson exhibit as my husband and daughter are huge Muppet and Fraggle fans. It was so cool to see the original drawings for Big Bird, early versions of the puppets and cos...  more »
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  • This is a great place to bring a date in Astoria. This museum is filled with the history of moving pictures and includes lots of fun artifacts and interactive exhibits. I personally love the section that shows what a sports director has to do to focus on all the quick action from a sporting event. There are old video games you can play also although I haven't been there in a while so I can't speak to the wear and tear these systems are enduring. You can be in and out of the museum within 1-2 hours and i'd recommend going on Friday's when admission is free from 4-8pm.
  • Outstanding! I took my honors intro to film class for a tour. They loved it (as did I). Wonderful artifacts. Exceptional interactive experiences. If you have an interest in film or television history then the Museum of the Moving Image is a must. Highly recommend.
  • Fantastic museum! It delves deep into the film making process, showing the roles and responsibilities of people involved in making a film, from the cast to the technical and artistic crew. The exhibits are easy to follow and read so even the most technical aspects of film making did not feel overwhelming. The exhibits on Martin Scorsese are a great introduction to the life and artistic genius of the famed director. They also show the history of motion arts, from vaudeville to live theater and broadcast television. It was a delight seeing vintage equipment used in the past and how the technology has evolved over the years. The museum has a nice shop with a lot of interesting books and gift items. It's pay-as-you-wish every Friday evening. The people working there are friendly and helpful.
  • So interesting to see so many new and old technologies. It has a few interactive areas and that really made the museum more fun. Amazing props and special effect pieces. I would definitely go again!
  • A beautiful and unique museum. Very interactive for kids and adults. Special exhibits are great, Mad Men, Chuck Jones, Jim Henson were fantastic. This is so worth the trip to Astoria.

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