Museum of the Moving Image, Queens

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The Museum of the Moving Image is a media museum located in a former building of the historic Astoria Studios (now Kaufman Astoria Studios), in the Astoria neighborhood in Queens, New York City. The museum originally opened in 1988 as the American Museum of the Moving Image. The museum began a $67 million expansion in March 2008 and reopened in January 2011. The expansion was designed by architect Thomas Leeser.
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  • The Museum of the Moving Image has an excellent overview of movie & television history and technology, with several interesting exhibitions currently ongoing. Adults will like the current exhibition....  more
    The Museum of the Moving Image has an excellent overview of movie & television history and technology, with several interesting exhibitions currently ongoing. Adults will like the current exhibition....  more »
  • Very interesting day out. The Jim Henson exhibition was excellent. Tells his full story and you can see his wonderful creations up close. There are some cool interactive things such as making your... 
    Very interesting day out. The Jim Henson exhibition was excellent. Tells his full story and you can see his wonderful creations up close. There are some cool interactive things such as making your...  more »
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  • Great museum that brings back a lot of nostalgic memories. Love the throwback exhibits on video games and movies. In particular, the Jim Henson exhibit is amazing. If you're into learning about the history and stories behind the artists and exhibits, then Museum of the Moving Image is really satisfying. You'll learn a lot. Why? The interactive exhibitions are engaging, fascinating and seriously educational. Love the design, architecture and everything they to do here at this museum. A stellar experience.
  • Lovely space and fun permanent exhibitions. Lots of information on the history of cinema and they do fantastic in depth artist exhibits. Martin Scorsese and Jim Henson exhibits were complete and fascinating. Worth multiple visits. I’ve yet to see a film here but am looking forward to it as their theaters are very nice & always showing something interesting.

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