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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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Reviews
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  • Went to this museum while visiting family in Astoria....didn't expect much but I was so pleasantly surprised! I didn't realize the history/involvement of this area in film/TV! Museum is compact but im...  more »
  • I really enjoyed my time at this museum. There was a lot to see. Some very interesting art. I amanita sure how much turnover they have. But I would go back. A must if your traveling though queens.  more »
  • I had my engagement at the museum in 2015 and we have been there prior to that event and following that event. It's a great place for the kids and the adults. The museum offers snacks and drinks as we...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • We went for the Indie Gamer Event they hosted last spring and enjoyed it very much. Cool museaum to embrace your inner nerd with a lot to look at ranging from movies to video games. Lot of older movie props and costumes on display. They host a lot of events and I believe they host weekly cinema events as well. Getting there was pretty easy via metro and the neighborhood seems safe and quite. We paid a separate fee for the event but I'm sure entrance fee to the museum is daily cheap.