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Museum of the Moving Image

Closed Now: 10:30 - 18:00
Open today: 10:30 - 18:00
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Everything you have always wanted to know about movies but were afraid to ask.

A great place, near big studios, a scenography taking you into the movie and television history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jim Henson Exhibit is a MUST SEE!!!!

Visited with my 16 year old and it was a big hit with both of us. It is just about a 15 minute walk... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
3601 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106-1226
+1 718-777-6888
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in November. Explored the "Whole Different Bowl Game" exhibit. Thought the display was interesting but lacked some written explanations of several of the Video Sports items on display. The Jim Henson exhibit was delightful. Many of the hands-on exhibits were broken or lacked sufficient...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place, near big studios, a scenography taking you into the movie and television history, exploring every part of it: cameras, sound recordings, editing, TV cameras, broadcasting. Great space for temporary exhibitions also, and a theater to enjoy oldies but goodies.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my 16 year old and it was a big hit with both of us. It is just about a 15 minute walk from the N train stop in Queens. The Jim Henson exhibit was awesome. Exhibits from his entire career. The rest of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

This was the highlight of my trip. Basically, this is a museum for Jim Henson. Yes, there's other stuff, but his exhibit is the heart of the museum. So it's a good thing my wife and I love the muppets. You get to walk through...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Bryce M
Reviewed 28 October 2018

I came across this museum whilst researching things to do on our NYC visit and this ticked all the boxes and more. The film memorabilia is great too see and currently there is a Jim Henson Exhibition - so many childhood muppets! Our teenage daughter...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 105katherinen
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Off the beaten track, but so much FUN! the guided tour is worth it. Explore the different eras and technologies. Mix visual effects with different sound tracks. Awesome for laughs, ugghhs, and wow, that works as good as the actual sound track. Just go and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peter K
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Love it!! The movie memorabilia and special movies are great.The film festivals are always a great time with friends.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

The Museum of the Moving Image is a wonderful little museum. It’s reasonably priced ($15 per adult), and it’s in a cool area (near actual movie studio). The current exhibits show some amazing things such as Jim Henson’s many works, and some cool things with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank joshuabanks94
Reviewed 5 October 2018

I have travelled to NYC hundreds of times & never heard of this museum. Our 13 year old grandson discovered it on line & we took him on a recent visit. We all had a great time, especially with the interactive exhibits. It does take...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

I spent more than 4 hours with my friends in the museum and didn't feel satisfied enough because this museum is so interesting! It has lots of interactive devices to engage the audience into the technology of films and digital arts. The core exhibition is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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26 November 2018|
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Response from LauraBarrett66 | Reviewed this property |
Astoria is rich in restaurants of all ethnicities. Enjoy!
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Response from MovingImageNYC | Property representative |
From Times Square, catch the R train (subway) towards Queens. Use the Steinway Street exit. The ride should take no more than 30 mins. Once you get off, walk towards the back of the train and exit at 34 Ave. Then, walk one... More
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Sorry I only visited the place