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|
36-01 35th Ave
|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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- Watch the 1969 adaptation of Charles Portis's novel and you'll see a puny coup of counterprogramming slipped in among the '60s hippie-revisionist Westerns. (A colleague pointed out that this last-gasp anachronism opened one week before The Wild Bu...Read more
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"The Jim Henson Exhibit"
Can you imagine how grim our world would be without the influence of Jim Henson? For those of us who learned comedy, whimsy and even literacy from Sesame Street and the Muppet franchise, Museum of Moving Image has provided the ultimate treat: a permanent...Exhibitions Until Thursday January 31 2019
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A must-see museum, I loved that it's very hands on in some parts and you learn a ton about every aspect of filmography. There's even a part of the permanent exhibits where you see how live sportscasting is done, and a part where you can dub over films with your own soundtrack to see how music changes the mood of film. They also have a ton of costumes from famous movies (Queen Latifah's sparkly dress from "Chicago", the mask Robin Williams wore for "Miss Doubtfire" and more!) A bit out of the way for those who don't live in Queens but totally worth the trek. Cute part of the neighborhood too.