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American Museum of the Moving Image

3601 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106
718-784-4520
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: The only museum in the United States that is devoted exclusively to the history, art and technology of movies, television and video.
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Fort Myers, Florida
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106 reviews 106 reviews
40 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This museum is so interesting. They have the original muppets there.. Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy.It has old movie cameras, old costumes from famous movies, artifacts and old toys related to movies and tv shows. Well worth the admission price.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I had never taken the train to Queens on previous visits to NYC, but I was determined to see the Chuck Jones retrospective. I seriously could have spent the entire day there -- great exhibit, great cafe, great courtyard (with white astro turf). I wish I had had enough time to explore the permanent collection. I will definitely go back... More

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Lac La Biche, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is not a huge museum so you can see it all in about 1-1.5 hours. We enjoyed the costume exhibits, the make up and mask exhibits and the film industry equipment.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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284 reviews 284 reviews
76 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I have visited NYC for years and I was not aware of this museum. A co-worker knows I have two teenagers and recommended this place. I was not disappointed, the museum has a reasonable size which allows a visit in 2-3 hours. It is a nice combination of modern technology with old artifacts from the beginning of movies and television.... More

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Brooklyn
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My husband and I came to this museum years ago and wanted to check it out again. It is starkly white, in a very modern style, and takes a bit of getting used to. It's only 3 floors, and we were told to start on the 3rd floor and work our way down. On the 3rd floor we saw how... More

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Anaheim, CAlifornia, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This museum was an easy metro trip from Manhattan. When you get to Astoria you only have to walk a few blocks to get to the museum and it's across the street from a Starbucks (which you cannot take into the museum). I think you are required to check your bags at the entrance. I have a sixteen year old... More

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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185 reviews 185 reviews
45 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My wife and I were visiting our son in Astoria, NY in April and we visited here that Thursday- a day our son had to work. This was my second visit- I had visited here once before with my son. The museum is in a very cool building- everything is white inside with a view of an interior garden area... More

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This museum is a hidden gem! Just a subway ride from Manhattan, if you are on holiday make it a "MUST"! The museum is wonderfully interactive! Dub your voice onto a soundtrack, re-program the sounds onto a movie, make your own animation...it is a half day amazing wonderful experience! Do you love movies or tv? If so this is the... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This museum has something for everyone! The museum is located next to the Kaufman Studios in Astoria, NY. and gives you a chronological history, with wonderful artifacts and tv and movie memorabilia. There are movies and shorts and old television shows screening all day long. While you're there, you can score a scene from a movie, do a voice over,... More

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you're still reading this review, than you've waited too long to go to the Museum of the Moving Image and you should pretty much go cry in the bathroom with a box of Kleenex, and not even the soft kind because you don't deserve that. I am not joking when I tell you that the Museum of the Moving... More

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