Museum of the Moving Image

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Astoria

RECOMMENDED: Museum of the Moving Image

Only 15 minutes from midtown, the Museum of the Moving Image is one of the city’s most dynamic institutions. Rubbing elbows with Kaufman Astoria Studios, it includes a three-story extension that features a state-of-the-art 267-seat cinema and expanded gallery spaces. Meanwhile, the museum’s “Behind the Screen” exhibit examines every step of the filmmaking process, with artifacts from more than 1,000 different productions, and 14 classic (playable!) video games, including Asteroids, Ms. Pac-Man and Space Invaders.

Venue name: Museum of the Moving Image
Contact:
Address: 36-01 35th Ave
Queens
11106
Cross street: at 37th St
Opening hours: Wed, Thu 10:30am–5pm; Fri 10:30am–8pm; Sat, Sun 11:30am–7pm
Transport: Subway: M, R to Steinway St; N, Q to 36th Ave
Price: $12, seniors and students $9, children 3–12 $6, members and children under 3 free. Fri 4–8pm free
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  • Time Out says
    • 5 out of 5 stars
    Don’t worry in advance about not “getting” director John Ford—or even Westerns in general. If ever there was a gateway drug to the happy addiction of Hollywood oaters, this is it. You won’t have to reckon with big galoot John Wayne; rather, it’s w...
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