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Museum of the Moving Image

Address: 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106
Phone Number: 718-777-6888
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The only museum in the United States that is devoted exclusively to the history, art and technology...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Wed - Thu 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Owner 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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New York City, New York
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125 reviews 125 reviews
36 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you are a film buff, you should not miss this interesting museum. Bring your children, they will enjoy it because the museum has a lot of interactive exhibits. I was very amused when I was able to change and choose a musical scoring for a movie. The lobby is modern and a good place to wait for your companions... More 

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Philadelphia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a wonderful museum that sits on the site of the first Paramount studios. It offers many film artifacts and is an absolute must for anyone who loves movies. Don't miss dubbing your voice over famous characters in famous movies. So much fun!

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Somerset, New Jersey
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65 reviews 65 reviews
7 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I visited the museum as part of a group trip, not knowing what to expect. Our very knowledgeable docent guided us through the very interesting exhibits and demonstrations. I especially enjoyed the costumes, but the highlight of the museum for me was the demo on the second floor of how the director at a baseball game being covered by 14... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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85 reviews 85 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

What a fabulous afternoon we had enjoying the exhibits at this museum. Enjoy movie memorabilia, including Mrs. Doubtfires face mask, dress and body suit, and the red space suit of Mork from Ork (Nanu-Nanu!). The C-3PO tape dispenser is not to be missed. The Chuck Jones exhibit was particularly entertaining, "You Waskily Wabbit!" On the second floor make a moving... More 

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New York City
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A very enjoyable place to learn about movie making. I started from the top floor where they have old camera equipment. There are exhibits on how stop action is done (you can make your own video) and sound recording. I went because there was a special exhibit on Chuck Jones on the second floor. There were drawings, cartoons, and a... More 

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New York City, New York
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276 attraction reviews
365 helpful votes 365 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Opened in 1920 for the Famous Players- Lasky Company, which was to become Paramount, Astoria Studio was used for movie making before the “Talkies” came along. After a decline in the 30s when production almost stopped, the U.S. Army took over and produced and edited war movies. Another decline in the 60s, then another revival. I remember the buildings in... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Today, the "moving image" encompasses much more than film, and this museum offers something for just about everyone, regardless of age. From movie costumes, makeup, soundtracks, film stills and photos of the greats to animation, history and video games, this surprisingly well-stocked museum offers a lot to see and do for its more-than-reasonable admission fee. Trivia buffs will have fun... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We were in the area visiting family and were looking for something to do on a Sunday afternoon. After a search on Trip Advisor we came across this museum. I visited the website and found that a Chuck Jones (of Looney Tunes fame), exhibit and showing of 6 cartoons was happening, and thought, why not. We were blown away. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Love this hidden gem-interesting, informative and a little bit quirky. There's loads to see and do whether you're an adult or child. Go on a Sunday afternoon when its very quiet, its only $12 entry too for adults!

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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

A modern linear building houses a wonderful exhibit of filmmaking. Outfits, props, and photographs transport you to the magical world of movies.

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