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Museum of the Moving Image

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Address: 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106
Phone Number: 718-777-6888
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Wed - Thu 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
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The only museum in the United States that is devoted exclusively to the...

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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Brought some of my grown kids here for a day trip. At first blush it looks like it's a bad idea. You need to give it time to grow on you. Be patient. There really is quite a bit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Lindenhurst, New York
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Lindenhurst, New York
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305 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Brought some of my grown kids here for a day trip. At first blush it looks like it's a bad idea. You need to give it time to grow on you. Be patient. There really is quite a bit here. It spans memorabilia from the beginning of commercial movie photography as it pertains to the early equipment as well as... More 

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Leeds, UK
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely museum. Full of quite a bit of movie and TV memorabilia as well as various interactive parts showing you various aspects of the movie/film making process. Even better - as the day I went they were filming a commercial in the Museum, they waived the entrance fee (although $12 is still a very reasonable price for entrance)

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

FOR ALL YOU FILM LOVERS: After living in New York City all these years, I finally made it to this jewel of a museum in Queens, THE MUSEUM OF MOVING IMAGE, which is dedicated to the history of film and TV as well as the celebration of current films. Although I was there to do research, I must admit I... More 

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Woodside
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1,570 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're into the history of the moving image that created movies, you will probably really like this museum. It has lots of exhibits showing and explaining about the whole process. It's affordable, and I think even younger kids might like it too. It's well organized, and easy to get to a few blocks up from Northern Blvd in south... More 

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INDIANAPOLIS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't sure what to expect for $12 entrance fee (this is NYC area after all), but it was a really nice museum. I thought they did an excellent job on the history of the moving image, with very easy to read and understand displays. You could get the idea of everything in a short time, or could spend longer... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is small enough to get through in a couple of hours. To clarify, it's mostly about behind the scenes filmmaking. It has a lot of technical info that explains the evolution of how we got from still pictures to today's moving images with sound. Lot's of different types of cameras on display as well as interactive "hands" on... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small museum housing artifacts about the history and industry of the moving image: film, TV, video & multimedia. As a movie buff, I was enthralled to experience the ingenuity and creativity that have been accomplished by far in this art form. You will see the many years progress of presentating the moving image by the help of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum was a decent way to kill a couple of hours and was pretty affordable ($12). In addition to the usual museum stuff (e.g., clothing from the movies, set pieces, original scripts and blueprints, etcetera...), there were some interesting activities strewn throughout the museum, such as creating your own stop-motion animation, recording and listening to yourself reading lines from... More 

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Ossining, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been twice now and the second time was underwhelming. I had visited last year when there was a special Chuck Jones exhibit. I love Looney Toons and I enjoyed that visit greatly. They had an exhibit of someone else whom I new nothing about and it was not fun. The permanent exhibits are OK to go through, but a... More 

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We go there on Friday evening - there is free admission every Friday from 4-8 pm. We were 2 adults on the 60's, 2 adults on the 40's and 2 teenagers. None of us was very enjoy. The cats exhibit is the most interesting in this museum. If we were need to pay admission for this museum we were very... More 

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