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.Plan to visit Museum of the Moving Image during your Astoria vacation using our convenient Astoria itinerary planner.
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This interesting museum locates in Queens. The museum has got his own design style: open, natural-lighted lobby. The museum showed the history of TV shows and movies, how they involve into the current... read more »
Llegar en metro es sencillo. El lugar tiene muchas actividades para disfrutar. Se puede "decidir" cuál es la mejor música para una escena de película y experimentar la dificultad que tiene poner voz o... read more »It is easy to reach by metro. The place has many activities to enjoy. Is can "decide" what is the best music for a scene from film and experience the difficulty that has put voice or bend a scene. Explore different forms of expression with the moving image. The explanation of the differences technical of make television and movies is clear, complete and very interesting.show original
Had a wonderful experience here!! I used to be a projectionist and have always been a movie buff so I was thrilled to visit! Lots of really great historical objects! From video arcades to movie props, this museum has some cool stuff you won't want to miss!
Front desk customer service cld be improved and more friendly. The exhibits were fine. Saw a bit higher caliber in the Torino, Italy Cinema Museum which also covers history and facets of cinema history. The arcade room was semi-interesting as one needed money to pay for playing the games. But interesting to see the archeology of the film and video game industry.
Will call and main line setup is confusing, and museum staff seem to be confused that there are actually TWO lines (will call and members have a separate queue than general admission.) The theater is excellent (audio/video), though the seats are tight, and the security guards seem to arbitrarily let some people back into the theater via the main entrance, and rudely insist others use the rear entrance up the stairs.
This is such a fun place to go to. My kids had a blast from making their own moving images to creating their own story frames movies to changing sound effects on part of the Simpsons episode. I can't believe it more fun than it looks as it is an architectural delighted place to be with everything posh and white. More kids friendly than expected.
Ryan Christopher Kotack
We had a great time with the ILM props. If you love sci fi and fantasy, check this place out. We crushed the terminator arcade. Don't even try to beat us.
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