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:|
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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"Arcade Classics: Video Games from the Collection"
Take a break from Fruit Ninja, and revisit the good ole days of gaming at the Museum of the Moving Image’s exhibit of more than 30 iconic vintage video games, including beloved classics like Centipede, Donkey Kong, Mortal Kombat, Q*bert and Tron.Exhibitions Wednesday September 28 2016 - Sunday October 23 2016Read more
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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.