Museum of the Moving Image

Museum of the Moving Image

Museum and Indie Movie Theater
Astoria, Astoria
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    "Jim Henson exhibit & the video games are a fan"(8 Tips)
    Amy J.
    "The Mad Men exhibit was the best I've ever seen!"(8 Tips)
    "Really cool exhibitions, and free admission for NYU students!"(9 Tips)
    Lauren M.
    "fun interactive exhibits for everyone"(4 Tips)
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  • Ingrid O.
    Ingrid OliveiraSeptember 21
    Movie lover or just a curious person? Don't think twice before coming here. Incredibly interactive and a guarantee of great fun!
  • Owen H.
    One of my fave museums. It’s kind of far away in Queens, but has really great exhibitions on movies, pop culture, technology, and interactive media.
  • Charles Q.
    Great exhibits. Very interesting interior design.
  • erica f.
    erica funkeAugust 24
    The great thing about this museum is that it not only teach you the history of cinema but also branches out into evolution of video games (it is moving image after all)
  • erica f.
    erica funkeAugust 24
    Cool exhibits
  • Howuf
    HowufAugust 9
    Didn't know this existed. I'm so glad I went.
  • Savoteur
    SavoteurAugust 2
    The Museum of the Moving Image is one of Astoria’s most cherished cultural institutions. The museum screens 400 movies a year, from silent classics  to contemporary hits. Read more
  • Brandon F.
    Brandon F.July 25
    Out of museums all over NYC, this is one to be visited for something everyone can relate to. Their arcade is cool, but a lot of their machines still need fixing — some having broken buttons/joysticks.
  • Rob R.
    Wide range of genres
  • Guillaume P.
    Great and funny place. Great exhibits. But we want MORE ! Expand please ! :)
  • Yiğit G.
    A small but very well organized museum. The building itself is worth visiting. The collection is rich and gives a great perspective about cinema history
  • Michael C.
    New Arcade exhibition! Bring some bills and play some of your favorite childhood arcade games!
  • Akira K.
    Akira KMay 27
    Amazing museum architecture, great exhibits and movies.
  • Emily A.
    The cats of the Internet exhibit was hilarious and fun. This is a great place to go with friends
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyApril 19
    Interesting museum that discusses the history of film and the amount of work that goes into it. NYU students get in for free!
  • Nicole R.
    Nicole ReganApril 19
    Amazing museum in a beautiful space, always have new great exhibits. Lots of interactive components too.
  • Kenneth K.
    I charged my phone in the theater. That's a good thing right?
  • Amy J.
    Amy JoscelynMarch 19
    The Mad Men exhibit was the best I've ever seen!
  • Alec M.
    Alec MartinMarch 17
    Free after 4PM on Fridays!
  • Mike H.
    Mike HopkinsFebruary 24
    Great exhibits in a really creative space.
  • Jason S.
    Jason ShiFebruary 8
    Checkout the schedule of shows before visiting
  • Madm F.
    Madm FiaJanuary 26
    Awesome place if you are into the evolution of movie and the such. They have the original Exorcist head and some Freddy Kruger stuff!
  • Jon M.
    Jon MinnersJanuary 20
    Go to the video game section. They have very old arcade machines. I played Donkey Kong and Defender. Bring quarters.
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BaskinJanuary 19
    Great museum if in the area, short visit though as its not too big
  • Roxanne S.
    Make sure you check out the ADR recording room for a good laugh & fun experience
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUJanuary 5
    Really cool exhibitions, and free admission for NYU students!
  • Alex B.
    Alex BarthDecember 9, 2015
    See a movie.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MacNovember 16, 2015
    Really gorgeous clean design to the building itself and plenty of fun interactive exhibits for everyone to enjoy. Great museum!
  • Will B.
    Will BancroftNovember 4, 2015
    My favorite part is the voice-over section. And don't forget to print a moving picture book.
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobertsonOctober 11, 2015
    The architecture is beautiful and the exhibits fairly engaging as well
  • Juan R.
    Juan RestrepoSeptember 15, 2015
    If you are a fan of images that move, there is no better place. If you are a fan of images that are still, consider other places.
  • E H.
    E HSeptember 14, 2015
    The monthly Jim Henson series curated by Craig Shemin, President of Jim Henson Legacy, offer a lot of rare, behind the scenes looks at Henson projects.
  • Serena Z.
    Serena ZampolliSeptember 2, 2015
    Loved it! Media art at his best! A must for lovers of cinema, video and digital art. Been to the Tron screening, which was a very good idea
  • Heejung K.
    Heejung KimAugust 31, 2015
    Great exhibit!! Loved it.
  • A D.
    A DelAugust 30, 2015
    Well-organized, clean, not too crowded
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelAugust 21, 2015
    In 2011, the Museum of the Moving Image, in Astoria, completed an equally massive, size-doubling $67 million revamp that added new galleries, theaters, and a courtyard.
  • JYOTI S.
    JYOTI SINGHJuly 11, 2015
    Good date spot
  • Frank D.
    Frank DieboldJune 28, 2015
    Get a timed ticket for VR Occulus
  • Christina
    ChristinaJune 26, 2015
    Really loved the Mad Men exhibit.
  • Andre P.
    Andre PlautJune 6, 2015
    This museum is unbelievable. It's beautifully curated, interactive, and engaging. You could easily spend 3 or 4 hours here, especially if you're into film & television.
  • Katt R.
    Katt RosenwaldJune 3, 2015
    Don't miss the oculus rift demos!!!
  • Jen B.
    Jen BergMay 30, 2015
    Free admission after 4PM on Friday and open until 8. You should be able to get through everything in 2-3 hours. Do it.
  • Kathleen V.
    Kathleen VargasMay 20, 2015
    I really enjoyed it especially their new exhibition of mad men and how they have the set and the different clothing they use. Quite impressed!! I would definitely go back when they have a new exhibit
  • Trae F.
    Trae FMay 17, 2015
    The Mad Men exhibit alone is worth the visit. The museum itself is a real gem.
  • Eva H.
    Eva HeijnenMay 17, 2015
    Love the movie stopmotion section.
  • Jade L.
    Jade L.May 13, 2015
    Imagine that you've just stepped into Don Draper's office.
  • Guillo ..
    Guillo ...May 12, 2015
    Awesome and small film history museum.
  • Peter K.
    Peter KellyApril 14, 2015
    Gorgeous, well curated spot that still feels a bit, err, in progress.
  • Mary M.
    Mary MottaApril 14, 2015
    the recent mad men exhibit was exciting! but there was an hour long line to wait in :/
  • Alexandra W.
    Alexandra WhiteApril 13, 2015
    The mad men exhibit was excellent. It's a shame no photos are allowed, not even in one section. That should be reconsidered for promotional purposes.
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