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Museum of the Moving Image

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Address: 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106-1226
Phone Number: +1 718-777-6888
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10:30 - 17:00
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Wed - Thu 10:30 - 17:00
Fri 10:30 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Fun Museum!

The Museum of the Moving Image is fun. I first visited this place back in the mid-90s and was fascinated by the memorabilia (i.e. costumes!), old video games, and seeing an old... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Museum of the Moving Image is fun. I first visited this place back in the mid-90s and was fascinated by the memorabilia (i.e. costumes!), old video games, and seeing an old Hopalong Cassidy show. The museum has since expanded, and I've gone several times over the past two years. While there are now some more "abstract" exhibits, they have... More 

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Leonardtown, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to go. Lots of activities that are hands-on and FUN to do. I would love to go back. Keep in mind, if you are a Bank of America cardholder, go the 1st week-end of the month for free admission. If not, it is WELL WORTH THE $$$$ to go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time here. Lots to see and explore. Great for all ages. Staff is very helpful and friendly.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to this sweet museum awhile back. At the time, they had an exhibit on old TV's and it was so nostalgic and exciting to look back into my own past with my own memories! Then I got to sit in their theater for movie favorite. I will be returning.

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Thank Andrea6385
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently returned to the Museum of the Moving Image and was delighted to see how it has been renovated. Red Grooms' movie theater is still there as the technology. There are new exhibits, new to me anyway. Very interesting. Pinball machines from their hayday in the arcades. There are exhibits which change. The history of movies began in NY and,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I almost want to give it a 3....but.....It is worth going once to see the standing exhibit. That is really interesting (old movie stars, old equipment, artifacts from tv gone by - Cosby's sweater is now gone) but the changing exhibits have not been...very ....engaging for me. The arcade thing was ...ok. The digital film (was that what it was?)... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you go on Fridays after 4, its free. If you are into movies is an interesting place to go. The museum is small, so plan to grab dinner or drinks after you visit to the museum. There are various places near the museum to grab a drink or dinner

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Usually bring friends and family to the MoMI on their first visit to Astoria. I've been a member for three years and love it. They always have great rotating exhibits and the movie screenings they offer are amazing, too. I've been to a couple premiers with Q&As which are fun as well as several of the 70mm films. Their standard... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Upon reading about the museum we headed off to Queens to have a look for ourselves. Despite being a museum it still has this feel of very much a gallery or other not for profit (and staffed accordingly) organisation. Layout is a little confusing but once you get into the exhibits there's plenty of information to digest, interesting back stories... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

THe Museum of the Moving image is an Amazing journey through time into motion picture making history. I wasn't expecting much especially since its in my neighborhood ( Astoria ). It's the coolest museum with artifacts dating back to some of the first motion pictures. Quite a few delight to behold. If you are nostalgic for old shows and props.... More 

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