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Museum of the Moving Image

3601 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106-1226
+1 718-777-6888
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Awesome!! Tv, film and photography... interactive as well!

This museum had everything you could want. History, interaction, so innovative. We thoroughly... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
dimples_djls
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Very Nostalgic With Modern Touches...

I am a Muppets fan from way back and was floored at the thoroughness of the exhibit dedicated to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
renkr
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The only museum in the United States that is devoted exclusively to the history, art and technology of movies, television and video.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“video games” (41 reviews)
“mad men” (37 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3601 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106-1226
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+1 718-777-6888
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"video games"
in 41 reviews
"jim henson exhibit"
in 43 reviews
"mad men"
in 37 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
in 32 reviews
"special exhibit"
in 20 reviews
"sound effects"
in 22 reviews
"film making"
in 20 reviews
"special effects"
in 19 reviews
"on display"
in 23 reviews
"make your own"
in 16 reviews
"sesame street"
in 17 reviews
"stop motion"
in 16 reviews
"star wars"
in 15 reviews
"behind the scenes"
in 12 reviews
"kids and adults"
in 9 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 8 reviews
"film buff"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum had everything you could want. History, interaction, so innovative. We thoroughly enjoyed the different stages of production as well as background into Jim Henson. It was interesting to learn how my favourite childhood program was done. It was fun trying puppeteering. It's harder...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I am a Muppets fan from way back and was floored at the thoroughness of the exhibit dedicated to Jim Henson and the muppets. It has everything you want/need to know about the history of Henson and his crew that created The Muppets. The other...More

Thank renkr
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A very enjoyable experience, the museum is not huge so it is possible to do a 2 and a half hour visit and take it all in. I use to work in communications so this was a bit of a trip through memory lane for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As forecast was wet decided to go to this museum that day. Had thunderstorms early but by 11am sun was out instead. I had planned to visit this anyway.Short walk from 36 street on M&R lines.Spent 90 mins there several levels early pictures of film...More

1  Thank SIMON R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a conference and the Museum is gorgeous! The theatre area is beautiful and new with great projection and the museum is really wonderful. We were there during the Jim Henson exhibit and what a gorgeous and thoughtfully curated exhibit it was! If you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was not the most positive experience. Our visit was one of the excursions included in our grandparent/grandchild tour of NYC for folks interested in film, TV and theater. Somehow the museum messed up the group reservation resulting in a roughly 30 minute wait outside....More

Thank Eileen E
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum is a fantastic history lesson about the creation of the moving image. Amazing artifacts, informative and easy to read signage, great back ground on the history of movie and TV making in NY. Currently a great exhibit about Jim Henson - from the...More

1  Thank jenniferrusk501
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

I enjoyed my visit to the Museum of the Moving Image and saw all the old cameras and sets that were used to make movies back in the day. I also saw the screening of "Am I Black Enough" which was very interesting. I would...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2018

Tucked away in a nondescript street (though near Kaufman Astoria Studios). In a sea of white there is the glass front of the Museum of the Moving Image. They hold your large items so you do not have to lug them around. The exhibits are...More

1  Thank Elfitumi
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

It was great to spend a day here with our daughter. And learned a lot about film. Towards the end it was heavy on Sesame Street which in turn brought back a lot of memories. My daughter is now 28 years old.

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Lisa L
July 15, 2018|
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Response from bsandrs | Reviewed this property |
Their web site says it is free to visit from 4.00pm until 8.00 pm on a Friday
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OldOzzies
June 18, 2018|
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Response from Lori R | Reviewed this property |
There is a coat check room, that, from what I remember, was pretty roomy. Perhaps if you tip them generously they would hold the bags there!
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Karma C
February 18, 2018|
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Response from StevenLaVigne | Reviewed this property |
Specifically because of the Muppets exhibition, I think all ages will enjoy this.
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