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Australian Centre for the Moving Image

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Address: Flinders Street | Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 8663 2583
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Australia's only national museum of film, video games, digital culture and...

Australia's only national museum of film, video games, digital culture and art - situated at the very heart of Melbourne in Federation Square.

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The Australian Centre for Moving Image is designed to show you the history of motion capture films from about the past 100 years. Truly a fun place to be for a few hours, lots of... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Australian Centre for Moving Image is designed to show you the history of motion capture films from about the past 100 years. Truly a fun place to be for a few hours, lots of terrific exhibits and things to do all related to film and motion capture technology through the ages and be sure to get into the 3D... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited on a rainy day. Not overly crowded. Definitely a neat structure. Worth a glimpse for a few minutes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love ACMI. I feel this has filled a hole between culture, art, film and family fun that was missing. We have been going for a few years. The thing I love the most is the exhibits and lectures they put together are almost like a once in a life time thing that know one else thought of. Thank you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

In addition to film and video game history complete with interactive exhibits, this museum lets you take 3D images of yourself spinning around like in The Matrix. When I was there they were showing a 360 degree view vr movie from Sundance. If it's still playing, go. This was a mind blowing experience not to be missed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An unexpected delight to see this entertaining exhibition A diverse range of exhibits available to view

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

yoga in the square, great pubs and places to eat all in one place. Right off the train platform and easily accessible from the CBD in Melbourne. (Central Business District or "downtown" ) We ate at a tapas restaurant that was un real good and the beer and wines selections were adequate. Stopped by through there on the way back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate breakfast here one morning, and it was HUGE, and very reasonably priced! I will definitely eat here again, next time I am in Melbourne!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in Federation square that always seems to have lots of things happening outside the ACMI has lots of items to keep everybody entertained if you are remotely interested in the history of film and TV. Sadly it seems that up to 80% of the very early movies have been lost due to deterioration of the negatives. There are plenty... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to spend 1-2 hours with free admission fee, ACMI - Austrailia Center for Moving Image is a good place to consider. It is a modern building but you can memorize 100 years old on how a movie was made. This is also a good education for kids to understand the TV and Movie Culture. There are also... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited when they had the Screen Worlds: The Story of Film, Television and Digital Culture exhibit. Very nicely done showcasing 100 years of the moving image. Interactive & engaging. Best part it was free. Great to take a break from the city & expand your mind. The building itself is unique. A good stop.

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