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Museum of the Moving Image

36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106, USA
| +1 718-777-6800
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Museum of the Moving Image New York New York United States
Museum of the Moving Image New York New York United States
Museum of the Moving Image New York New York United States
Museum of the Moving Image New York New York United States

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Sat, Sun 10:30am - 6pm
Wed, Thur 10:30am - 5pm
Fri 10:30am - 8pm

Museum of the Moving Image

Between 1920 and 1933, some of the most successful films of the early 20th century were shot at the Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, including The Sheik, starring Rudolph Valentino; several Marx Brothers movies; and the first Sherlock Holmes film with sound, The Return of Sherlock Holmes. The concentration of the movie industry in Hollywood, however, led to the decline of the facility. It would later be used mostly for the production of U.S. Army training films. A portion of the old complex has been home to the Museum of the Moving Image since 1988 (from 2008 to 2011 it was closed for a renovation and expansion). The museum keeps alive the legacy of the Astoria Studios with exhibits that reveal the secrets behind the magic of the movies, from the science that makes motion pictures and television possible to the latest developments in makeup, special effects, and computer-generated imagery. More than 400 films are shown in the museum's theater and its smaller screening room each year, including Hollywood classics, foreign films, and new releases.

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over 3 years ago

Museum of the Moving Image

The Museum of the Moving Image is a fresh and interactive tribute to film, video games and digital imaging. The space, next to Kaufman Astoria Studios in Astoria, Queens, is jam-packed with memorabilia, and informative and experiential exhibits. Film buffs will love MoMi’s “Behind the Screen” exhibit, which studies each step of the filmmaking process. The Museum hosts a wealth of special programs. Children and adults alike will enjoy the array of playable classic video games and projects like adding sound effects to movie scenes and creating stop-motion animation. Admission is $12.

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