Museum of the Moving Image

Museum of the Moving Image

Museum and Indie Movie Theater
Astoria, Astoria
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  • New York Habitat
    "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)
    HashtagNYU
    "Really cool exhibitions, and free admission for NYU students!"(9 Tips)
    Lauren M.
    "fun interactive exhibits for everyone"(4 Tips)
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  • Pratheeksha K.
    Pratheeksha KSFebruary 12
    Martin Scorsese exhibit is SO COOL. I loved looking at how the movies have evolved. Definitely worth a hike to the Queens
  • Emily G.
    Membership at the museum gets you the chance to see independent and/or international films you might have missed and classics you already love or have always meant to see--all on the big screen.
    Upvoted Feb 12
  • Alex R.
    Alex RobertsonJanuary 11
    lots of wonderful screenings happen here, like archival 35mm prints of Hong Sang-soo!
  • Ingrid O.
    Ingrid OliveiraSeptember 21, 2016
    Movie lover or just a curious person? Don't think twice before coming here. Incredibly interactive and a guarantee of great fun!
  • Owen H.
    Owen HerterichAugust 28, 2016
    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.
    Charles QuirinAugust 28, 2016
    Great exhibits. Very interesting interior design.
  • funky f.
    funky flavorAugust 24, 2016
    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)
  • funky f.
    funky flavorAugust 24, 2016
    Cool exhibits
  • Howuf
    HowufAugust 9, 2016
    Didn't know this existed. I'm so glad I went.
  • Savoteur
    SavoteurAugust 2, 2016
    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, 2016
    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.
    Rob RighthandJuly 11, 2016
    Wide range of genres
  • Guillaume P.
    Guillaume PJuly 4, 2016
    Great and funny place. Great exhibits. But we want MORE ! Expand please ! :)
  • Yiğit G.
    Yiğit GülerJuly 3, 2016
    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.
    Michael CadenasMay 30, 2016
    New Arcade exhibition! Bring some bills and play some of your favorite childhood arcade games!
  • Akira
    AkiraMay 27, 2016
    Amazing museum architecture, great exhibits and movies.
  • Emily A.
    Emily AsaroMay 14, 2016
    The cats of the Internet exhibit was hilarious and fun. This is a great place to go with friends
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyApril 19, 2016
    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, 2016
    Amazing museum in a beautiful space, always have new great exhibits. Lots of interactive components too.
  • Kenneth K.
    Kenneth KriheliApril 3, 2016
    I charged my phone in the theater. That's a good thing right?
  • Amy J.
    Amy JoscelynMarch 19, 2016
    The Mad Men exhibit was the best I've ever seen!
  • Alec M.
    Alec MartinMarch 17, 2016
    Free after 4PM on Fridays!
  • Mike H.
    Mike HopkinsFebruary 24, 2016
    Great exhibits in a really creative space.
  • Jason S.
    Jason ShiFebruary 8, 2016
    Checkout the schedule of shows before visiting
  • Madm F.
    Madm FiaJanuary 26, 2016
    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, 2016
    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, 2016
    Great museum if in the area, short visit though as its not too big
  • Roxanne S.
    Roxanne SchwartzJanuary 18, 2016
    Make sure you check out the ADR recording room for a good laugh & fun experience
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUJanuary 5, 2016
    Really cool exhibitions, and free admission for NYU students!
    Upvoted Feb 10
  • 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.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • 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.
    Upvoted Feb 12
  • 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.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CristeApril 12, 2015
    Great museum, it is small so don't think it is the type you will "get lost" in. The special exhibits are always great in my experience.
  • Emily V.
    Emily Van NorstrandApril 10, 2015
    Hey Museum of the Moving Image, you should join Freebie! The benefits are amazing for both you and me. Read more
  • Jaime B.
    Jaime BautistaApril 4, 2015
    Ageless buddy
  • Laura L.
    Laura LinthicumMarch 30, 2015
    Come here for cheap movies - your ticket includes admission to the muesum
  • Robert R.
    Robert RobinsonMarch 22, 2015
    Free on Friday from 4:00-8:00pm. Get there right at 4.
  • Martin K.
    Martin KMarch 21, 2015
    Free admission on friday afternoon from 4pm.
  • Betsy L.
    Betsy LowtherMarch 19, 2015
    Here for Mad Men (or a movie)? Stay and explore the neighborhood (especially the food). I love Mamu Thai at 36th Ave. & 36th St. (they have a great food truck but this is their newer permanent spot).
    Upvoted Feb 12
  • Anthony P.
    Anthony PopeoMarch 18, 2015
    The Mad Men exhibit is great if you're a fan.
  • Kien N.
    Kien NguyenMarch 17, 2015
    Beautiful interior. They also screen movies, some are free with price of admission
  • Humayun R.
    Humayun RashidMarch 15, 2015
    Matt Weiner's Mad Men exhibit is here for the final season of the show. Check it out!
  • Nickie S.
    Nickie SamMarch 15, 2015
    MoMI is such a great and fun museum. So much to see with awesome exhibits.
  • Sietse V.
    Sietse Van DoorslaerMarch 10, 2015
    Lovely modern building and great exhibition. Great and cheap little cafe. Look for the Miss Doubtfire memorablia!
  • Lee S.
    Lee SimpsonFebruary 25, 2015
    Hidden gem! If you love movies and TV this place is awesome. Plus they have a Mad Men exhibition opening soon.
  • Dan L.
    Dan LamFebruary 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great museum for film screenings and q+a's. Be sure to grab their calendar to see what's going on. Perfect for Film & TV lovers.
  • Philo4Thought
    Philo4ThoughtFebruary 9, 2015
    Wonderful special exhibits and community events are hosted in this NY staple. Get on their mailing list for a community calendar you won't want to miss.
  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy WilcoxFebruary 9, 2015
    A must-do in Queens.
  • Ivan Ž.
    Ivan ŽivanovićFebruary 6, 2015
    This museum is awesome, and on fridays evening there is no admission
  • Rosemarie A.
    Rosemarie ArcherJanuary 13, 2015
    Really awesome. Set aside at least four hours to see everything
  • Chris C.
    Chris CooksonJanuary 9, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Keep an eye out for membership deals on Groupon. Being a member is absolutely worth it for all the screenings they do alone. It's a really fun museum too, any movie geek would be in heaven here!
  • Robin B.
    Robin BrunelleDecember 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic museum dedicated to film, video, and animation. Great for expert and casual visitors alike. Great for kids, too! Never crowded and always fascinating. Historical info plus pop culture fun.
  • Trever P.
    Trever PolakDecember 1, 2014
    Videos games aren't my thing, but there's a section dedicated to old arcade games.
  • Vanessa R.
    Vanessa RuedaNovember 22, 2014
    this is one of the gems of astoria!
  • Liz R.
    Liz R.November 20, 2014
    Free 4-8pm Friday.
  • TeamGREASE
    TeamGREASENovember 17, 2014
    Excited for Darren Aronofsky & Patti Smith presenting Noah
  • Jevon M.
    Jevon MoralesSeptember 22, 2014
    It was great
  • Jimmy C.
    Jimmy ChrabiehSeptember 1, 2014
    Great experience, Part of the Historical Kaufman studios. Cheap entrance. Interactive. Don't forget to do a flip book, and bring some coins to play in some games ;) Ask about special movie showings.
  • Johnny J.
    Johnny JackpotAugust 30, 2014
    I cannot get enough of this museum. It's a paradise for the erudite performing artist. The current Chuck Jones exhibit is fabulous as was the Jim Henson installation. National Treasure
  • Ren W.
    Ren WAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great selections of movies. Super cool interior.
  • Louis M.
    Louis MattaAugust 6, 2014
    Has room for improvement regarding the amount of material, but what they have is fantastic, and their programming never fails to impress.
  • Jennie W.
    Jennie WardJuly 26, 2014
    You can get in FREE on Fridays from 4-8pm. Beware though, if you have young children: no strollers are allowed.
  • Gordon M.
    Gordon MeiJune 25, 2014
    Catch the reaction animated GIF display projected on the lobby wall.
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah LambinoJune 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Lots of fun -- can't go wrong with all the things to do
  • 99U
    99UApril 22, 2014
    Movie history meets cutting-edge architecture at the recently renovated AMMI. If you’re a film buff, it’s worth the trip to Queens. Wed-Thur: 10:30am-5pm | Fri: 10:30am-8pm | Sat-Sun: 11:30am-7pm
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatApril 21, 2014
    For a historical and interactive experience, this is an amazing museum for you to visit. Check out the sound effects room, the Jim Henson exhibit & the video games are a fan favorite!
  • Cooper S.
    Cooper SmithJanuary 28, 2014
    Madden NFL: 25 Years and Running looks back on the groundbreaking video game franchise Madden NFL, from the original John Madden Football (1988) on Apple II to present (Jan 9th - Feb 23rd, 2014)
  • Pierre v.
    Pierre van MedgeJanuary 18, 2014
    Amazing museum. Beautiful building. The indie video game exhibition (until March 3 2014) is awesome!!
  • Michelle G.
    Michelle GonzalezJanuary 14, 2014
    Make sure you save some time to play some of the video games on the arcade systems and game consoles. Brought back some great memories...
  • Philo4Thought
    Philo4ThoughtNovember 5, 2013
    Saw a wonderful documentary film here with friends!
  • Mike B.
    Mike ByhoffOctober 27, 2013
    This place is the fucking best.
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    The café at MOMI is a great place to refuel on Lavazza coffee before going to watch something in the new high-tech cinema Read more
  • Aaron
    AaronSeptember 15, 2013
    Not food, but a great display of artifacts from the cinema. Good screenings. Make sure to go if you like the muppets.
  • Kain
    KainSeptember 6, 2013
    I love Breaking Bad but the exhibit was small and disappointing. A missed opportunity.
  • Dominika D.
    Dominika DabrowskaSeptember 4, 2013
    This place is pure AWESOME. Try to catch a movie in their theater. Pricey, but a cool changeup from the usual movie theater experience.
  • Dante S.
    Dante SchulzAugust 23, 2013
    I love doing the really fun activities there, like the sound booth and the cartoon making.
  • Katy L.
    Katy LoeschAugust 19, 2013
    Defiantly a hidden treasure! Had tons of fun! Arrive early to avoid the crowds!
  • William C.
    William ChaAugust 17, 2013
    Magnets, bitches.
  • Susan L.
    Susan Lui-JimenezAugust 14, 2013
    Cafe not open and/or not allowing to eat. That was disappointed. Arcade games kind of fun.
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CarranzaFebruary 22, 2015
    Matthew Weiner's Mad Men a partir del 14/3
  • Александр Б.
    Очень крутой, а главное интерактивный музей. Однозначно стоит сходить.
  • rejane b.
    rejane boaventuraNovember 4, 2013
    otimo conheça
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