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Museum of the Moving Image

36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106
718-777-6888
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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
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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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258 attraction reviews
354 helpful votes 354 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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14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The American Museum of the Moving Image is a fascinating place to visit, especially if you are a movie buff and love everything connected with it. Located in the borough of Queens, it is only a few blocks from a major subway stop. We went primarily to see the current Chuck Jones exhibit, but found many of the other exhibits... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Wow ,what a wonderful place to spend an afternoon .We were pleasantly surprised .There was so much to see and we hand a wonderful guide.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We happened to be there during an exhibit on Chuck Jones. It was excellent. The other exhibits were also very cool. Lots of movie memorabilia.

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Long Island, New York
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16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is probably one of the best museums that I've been to. There is so much to see and do. I'm a movie buff so I thought the exhibits were really interesting. I went several years ago and they had a Jim Henson exhibit that me and everyone else in my party thought was amazing. It's definitely worth the time... More

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