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Stunning and bold, the Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI) is housed on the original 13-acre lot that made up the historic Kaufman Astoria Studios --the most significant film and media production... Read More
Stunning and bold, the Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI) is housed on the original 13-acre lot that made up the historic Kaufman Astoria Studios --the most significant film and media production facility between Los Angeles and London, it is a one-of-a-kind experience. Immerse yourself in the permanent exhibit, Behind the Screen that introduces visitors to the history of the moving image from 19th century optical toys to today's digital tools used to edit and produce films. See clips from the earliest films like The Great Train Robbery to recording a sequence of your own movements to be printed out as a flipbook; record your own voice over dialogue from a film, following the same procedure actors use when dubbing. Martial arts aficionados won't want to miss the Fist and Sword series; watch for special festivals like Cinema Tropical. MOMI just kicked off a campaign to fund the permanent Jim Henson Exhibition that will open in late 2017; the current Henson Collection includes nearly 200 historic puppets including the beloved Muppets.
- Mon-Tue: Close
- Wed-Thu: 10:30am-5pm
- Fri: 10:30am-8pm
- Sat-Sun: 11:30am-7pm
- Exhibits Ticket Concessions Available; Adult $15; Senior $11; Student $11; Child $7
- Museums: "Weekend screenings and film festivals feature actors, directors and critics. Astoria is a food mecca that should not be missed, so plan to stay for lunch or dinner at a restaurant on nearby Broadway."
- Best for Museums Because: MOMI is the only only institution in the U.S. dedicated to the moving image appealing to connoisseurs of classic cinema to children and families and avid gamers.