Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit

Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit, Philipsburg: Hours, Address, Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit Reviews: 4.5/5

Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit, nestled amongst Front Street's duty free jewelry stores, is possibly the most surprising enterprise in the Caribbean. Who would expect to find Darth Vader, Pinhead from HELLRAISER and Riddley Scott's ALIEN in St Maarten? But this unprecedented showcase has that and a whole lot more. There are displays that span six decades of movie making, relics from THE TERMINATOR, MEN IN BLACK and even THE MALTISE FALCAN. There's also an incredible collection of lifecasts, the actual faces of Hollywood stars, From Bogart & Brando, though Sean Connery & Jack Nicholson to Michael Jackson, Johnny Depp & Angelina Jolle. The collection is extended to include famous historical figures too… the actual faces of Abraham Lincoln, (cast 3 months before his assassination), Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, (cast in. 1778 and 1783 respectively by french sculptor Jean Antoine Houden), and death masks of both Oliver Cromwell, (1658) and Vladimir Lenin (1924). The Exhibit is the brainchild of Hollywood creature effects wizard Nick Maley, known as "that Yoda Guy" for his contribution to the creation of Yoda for the STAR WARS sagas. If you don't know who Nick is, just google his name. He made over 50 movies, including SUPERMAN, HIGHLANDER, KRULL & LIFEFORCE, worked with Hollywood legends like Sean Connery, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Harrison Ford, (you will see them all in the exhibit), was featured in CINEMAX and HBO specials, won a place in THE GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS and was nominated for an EMMY. Nick shares his professional perspective on the making of famous movies via DVD and, if you are lucky enough to find him there, he will dedicate purchases from the Yoda Guy Shop and do photos with customers. The Shop sells signed movie memorabilia, posters, antique STAR WARS comics, behind the scene photos and storyboards… unique autographed slices of STAR WARS history that become a legacy to pass on through the family. There's also Nick's celebrated Caribbean artwork, (exhibited in galleries in 18 countries and toured the world with UNESCO. Nick and his wife Gloria have created the Yoda Guy Movie Museum Foundation, a not for profit group to oversee the Exhibit's development. Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to support the museum and visit a STAR WARS celebrity. It is recommended on all major cruise lines as a MUST SEE for art and movie fans.
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Camille P
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
My Fiancé and I had an amazing time touring “That Yoda Guy” in Saint Maarten. Nick and Gloria were extremely informative, inspirational, and friendly. It was especially cool to meet Nick, who made “Star Wars” what it is today. I would recommend this museum to anyone, including those who haven’t seen Star Wars. There are tons of other interesting things to see at the museum. We would love to go back!
Written January 24, 2022
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William D
Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten3 contributions
Sep 2021
I have been living here for over a year and every time I drive by I always smile because of my wonderful trip here. He was amazing and took the time to explain so many things to us and was just an all around caring person. the tour was 100% worth every penny to see so many one of a kind items!! when I have family and friends visit I always put this at the top of my list of places to go see!
Written January 20, 2022
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YodaGuyNickMaley
Thanks for the review!
Written January 21, 2022
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Robert
2 contributions
Jan 2022
Absolutely fantastic! We were there the first week of the year in 2022. Nick was incredibly nice and very accommodating. If I ever go back to St. Maarten, best believe I'll be stopping by again. Definitely a must do if you're in St. Maarten.
Written January 17, 2022
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YodaGuyNickMaley
see you next time
Written January 20, 2022
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TheFizzogs
Kemnay, UK33 contributions
We visited the exhibition in Philipsburg during a cruise. We had a great time at the museum, Nick was engaging & welcoming to us & other visitors. We both enjoyed seeing the Star Wars & other movie memorabilia on display. Nick is passionate about his own work & that of others. This is not something we expected to do during our Philipsburg stop but we are glad we did. It made us appreciate the creativity & effort that went into these films in the pre-CGI age.
Written January 17, 2022
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YodaGuyNickMaley
See you again some time.
Written January 20, 2022
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MFan8960
New Rochelle, NY5 contributions
Jan 2022
Absolutely INCREDIBLE. Visited on January 4, 2022 while on Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas. Run by Nick and Gloria and contributing the museum funds directly to their not for profit, the Yoda Guy Museum is EASILY one of the coolest places I've ever been to. Nick and Gloria are both absolutely wonderful, and will happily chat with any and all guests who grace their museum. The museum itself has an unimaginable array of props, script pages, photographs, and just about anything any film lover or even just curious traveler would absolutely love. If you're a Star Wars fan, however, this museum has an incredible and contains a jaw-dropping amount of history and movie wonders for you to enjoy at your own pace. I probably could have spent several hours investing in every detail and feel like I could've easily taken 100 more pictures; it's amazing how much they manage to fit into a relatively small space. When you're done in the museum portion, the shop is an absolute treasure trove of various pictures, autographed photos, script pages (one of which I purchased without hesitation) from all sorts of celebrities Nick has had the pleasure of knowing or working with over the years, including some prints of his own paintings of the Saint Maarten scenery. While perusing the collection in the store, Nick or Gloria will both happily come over and answer any questions you have about a particular item, and likely accompany it with a history of how it came to them. My S.O and I loved every minute of our experience there, and it almost made the rest of an amazing day in St. Maarten seem somewhat lackluster after being absolutely awestruck at the museum.

And one more note about the kindness of Nick and Gloria. My S.O is breaking into the film industry, and when I subtly mentioned it to Nick, he happily talked for what must have been 15 minutes about his early experience in the industry and was so positive and encouraging about his hopes for not only her, but for anyone looking to become someone in the industry. His positivity and joviality accompanied with Gloria's warmth and hilarious quips were such a welcome addition to an already remarkable experience, and I wish more people had known this was here.

Final word: If you don't visit this museum on your trip to St. Maarten, you've missed out on an unbelievable opportunity unlike any other. 6/5 stars, and I really look forward to bringing the rest of my family back here one day.
Written January 16, 2022
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YodaGuyNickMaley
good luck to you both. Reach for the stars
Written January 17, 2022
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Stephanie Levin
Connecticut1 contribution
Outstanding. Nick and Gloria are great. My husband and son are big Star Wars fans and this was a memorable experience! Both left with a piece of memorabilia but even more special was the time that Nick and Gloria spent chatting with us. Truly a great morning and one that any Star Wars fan should stop and see.
Written January 3, 2022
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YodaGuyNickMaley
Thanks for taking time to leave a review .
Written January 4, 2022
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Peggy H
Detroit, MI16 contributions
Dec 2021
We stumbled upon this unique place waiting for the rain to stop. So glad we did. The museum was full of Star Wars movie and other great movie memorabilia from photos to sculptures....a great way to spend a couple hours. At the end we purchased a couple of photos and then we had an opportunity to meet & greet with the owner/artist.....THAT YODA GUY!!!
Written January 2, 2022
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YodaGuyNickMaley
So glad you had a good time.
Written January 4, 2022
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shotz22
West Willow, PA5 contributions
While visiting The Yoda Guy, you’ll learn about the amazing legacy of Mr. Maley during his time helping to create of the most beloved Star Wars character; Yoda. Having Mr. Maley on site to answer any questions and sharing his experience was amazing! Definitely worth a visit!
Written January 1, 2022
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YodaGuyNickMaley
See you again next time !
Written January 4, 2022
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James Hammons
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Couples
The entire experience was amazing! I am a huge Star Wars and sci fi fan, and this is a sci fi fan heaven, for lack of other terminology. If i could rate this a 15/5 i would in a heartbeat.

This is a place NO ONE should pass up. It is truly a jewel and an experience of a lifetime.

Mr. Maley and his wife are extremely warm and comforting, and my wife and I will be returning the next time we are in Sint Maarten

May the Force be With You
James Hammond
Written December 13, 2021
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YodaGuyNickMaley
Thanks James for the glowing review. I look forward to welcoming you again next time.
Written December 14, 2021
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Edward P
2 contributions
Dec 2021
If you are a sci-fi movie fan or even just a fan of makeup special effects, you really need to check out this Exhibit. The Museum tour is inexpensive, but really packed with interesting items and information. I was in awe. It is not limited to Star Wars. It includes Displays on other films, including one of my other favorite movies Men In Black. As you exit the tour and enter the gift shop, you will get to meet Nick, "a Star Wars Creature Builder". But he is much more than than. He is charming and caring person.

If you visit Sint Maarten you must stop by.
Ed
Written December 8, 2021
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YodaGuyNickMaley
Thanks for taking the time to review us. See you next time
Written December 10, 2021
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