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Museum of the Moving Image

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Address: 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106
Phone Number:
+1 718-777-6888
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Hours:
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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Wonder and different Museum

My hubbie and I took the younger kids to see this Museum whilst the older ones went to MOMA, I really enjoyed all the retro exhibits and costumes. There is alot of Star Wars... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Devonport, Australia
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Devonport, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My hubbie and I took the younger kids to see this Museum whilst the older ones went to MOMA, I really enjoyed all the retro exhibits and costumes. There is alot of Star Wars displays, and there is also interactive displays such as voice over dubbing. The interactive displays were a hit. We went on a Friday night, as its... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We headed to the museum to see the Martin Scorsese exhibition which was fascinating. Lots of interesting stuff about one of cinema's best directors. There's also loads of other stuff on show from scores of famous movies. If you're a film fan it's worth a look. Scores of hipsters were protesting out back about the new president. They were the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice museum, interesting exhibits, offering a good amount of information on the history of film.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just like the title states. This place is always showcasing amazing works of art. A true gem in the heart of Astoria.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First things first, if you're coming here you have to realize you are leaving the typical museum areas of Manhattan. That said, it's a fairly easy walk from either the 36th Street (M/R) or 36th Avenue (N/W) stations and the neighborhood is fun to walk through. As for the museum itself, I do think it helps if their temporary exhibit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In Astoria, near the Astoria Kaufman Studios for TV and movie production, this museum is well worth the visit. Interesting exhibits on the history of the moving image....some permanent, some that change, along with screenings and lectures....make this an attraction you can revisit multiple times. It's convenient to public transport, and nearby great dining options as well. Another reason for... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this museum while in Astoria, expecting a small museum with limited exhibits. Boy were we wrong! This is very well done, and very informative. At the time of our visit, there was a Martin Scorsese exhibit that was excellent! The exhibit of TVs through the years brought back old memories for us baby boomers, and was interesting for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed this place, my kids loved it. They were able to play games that were fun for them. I look forward to coming back again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place for teens and families (not really younger than teens). Check their website and see what full feature or films will be playing and when. Great neighborhood to explore. Street parking is tight but doable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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