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Museum of the Moving Image

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Address: 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106-1226
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+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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Museum of the moving image

This was a great way to spend a day. If you are interested in film, is a must see. Even if film isn't quite your thing, is still a fun way to spend a few hours. The are many... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a great way to spend a day. If you are interested in film, is a must see. Even if film isn't quite your thing, is still a fun way to spend a few hours. The are many interactive exhibits and older children and adults will have fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here for my birthday. The museum itself has some really interesting exhibits. But my favorite exhibit was the top floor. It was full of retro video games, abd they were only 25 cents each! They had everything from Frogger to Pole Position! It was a blast.

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Thank Pstimoney
Madras, OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were told it takes 2 hours on average to view the exhibits. We spent 3 hours and didn't even get to the free showings w/discussions! The Martin Scorcese retrospective is terrific. This is a must-see museum, a short walk from Queens subway stations and totally worth it.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lot to see, to learn and to try! You'll be surprise and excited to see those collections of cameras, microphones, wigs, statues, posters, sound and special effects and more. Plus the history and the development of all those gadgets and technologies. Don't forget to try making your own stop motion or try to compose a horror sound effect :).... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a great time at the Museum of the moving image. I thought it was going to be a small place but surprisingly it had quite a bit to see. If you are a movie buff and like motion pictures this is the place for you. I enjoyed the Scorsese exhibit and learned so much about his movies. I... More 

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New York City, New York, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place. With a membership, you can get free tickets to screenings and see actors and actress on the stage. They have super cool events and I think they might still have the flip-book set up on the upper floors. You can buy it when you go to the gift shop. It's fun and cool. Definitely worth a... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

next to the Kauffman studios they take you on a journey from the very early stages of the moving image to the now of the silver screen, they have collections of old and new move memorabilia that is very worth to check it out. follow me on foursquare for more reviews FUNKY FLAVOR

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With my college kids home, we wanted to do a family outing. The Museum of the Moving Image was a great choice. We found parking on the street- students get a discount- the displays are interesting and really show you the work behind the movies/TV we all enjoy. There were a few interactive displays that were fun and the whole... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are fan of tv and movie staff, it is a place you owe to yourself for visiting. On Fridays it is free. All other days you have to pay 15$ but it is so cool.

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Thank Panagiotis K
Danvers, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are nostalgic, and a film buff you will love this combination of memorabilia and history. All facets of film are recognized.....all theories.....all stages of development from its early origins to the advent of television and, of course, computer technology.. The layout of the museum is like a good book with chapters that invite you keep on going. Enjoy... More 

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