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Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria
(4.4/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
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
TripAdvisor
  • About half an hour journey from mid town - but don't worry as it is easy to find Loads of exhibits and plenty to see Obviously an enthusiast will be enthralled - but a great day out either way Loads o...  more »
  • If you're into movies, this is a really fun museum to go to. They have a nice permanent exhibit of movie memorabilia and antique film equipment, as well as great special exhibits - some past ones were...  more »
  • This new museum has been well received but it is very small and overpriced. There are only 2 exhibition galleries, neither large. The main emphasis seems to be on film series and lectures, which sound...  more »
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  • This is a great museum for both adults and kids to learn about film and television. You can see costumes, make your own animation and put your own voice over classic films. Taking in all aspects of the moving image, they also have a fantastic (and fun!) selection of functioning video games. Don't miss the Jim Henson exhibits either!
  • This place is awesome. My boyfriend and I love movies and TV shows. So it was awesome seeing the props and other background info for some of the best films. They also have a very cool arcade with old games, so fun! We went on a Friday night and they happened to have a special where it's free to get in after 4:00 pm. There was more than enough time to walk through everything. We want to go back for a movie screening!
  • Cool place.. video game exhibit brought back lots of memories and my kids loved them too
  • This is a wonderful museum. Arcade exhibition was amazing. You will want to come back here. Great interior design and displays.
  • I can't say enough about how cool this museum is. They have items from all throughout TV and movie history: costumes, cameras, lighting equipment, and right now there's an amazing arcade exhibit with everything you could ever want to play (space invaders, double dragon, TMNT, just to name a few)