Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria

4.5
#1 of 12 in Museums in Queens
The Museum of the Moving Image is a media museum located in a former building of the historic Astoria Studios (now Kaufman Astoria Studios), in the Astoria neighborhood in Queens, New York City. The museum originally opened in 1988 as the American Museum of the Moving Image. The museum began a $67 million expansion in March 2008 and reopened in January 2011. The expansion was designed by architect Thomas Leeser.
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  • This museum is my spirit animal. I absolutely loved the Stanley Kubrick 2001 exhibit. It went into details that I was unaware of, even as a fan who has attended other Kubrick shows. Then there was...  more »
  • This is a gem of a museum! It opened in 1988 in one of the buildings that was part of the Astoria Studio complex and this complex has its own history as the 1920 beginnings of what became Paramount.....  more »
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  • Intriguing museum if you appreciate film through the ages. On Fridays from 4pm-8pm admission is free and there is free bag check. We visited straight from the airport on the way into the city. There is currently a Jim Henson exhibit. They have some very cool artifacts from various film sets and they cover several film jobs that bring a script to life.
  • Exceptional experience at a very reasonable price (only $15). Clean restrooms and free bag check. Plenty of fun and interactive exhibits. Special Jim Henson exhibit was very exciting. Highly recommend!!!

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