Museum of the Moving Image

36-01 35th Ave.
Astoria, NY 11106- Map It
(718) 777-6888

AAA Editor Notes

Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Ave. and 37th St. at 36-01 35th Ave. in Astoria, chronicles the art, history, technique and technology of motion pictures, television and digital media. The museum occupies a renovated building on the campus of the historic Kaufman Astoria Studios, originally a 1920s facility used by Paramount Pictures. The museum's core exhibit, Behind the Screen, illuminates the moving image with more than a thousand film and television artifacts, including costumes, cameras and props; computer-based interactive experiences; commissioned installations; audiovisual materials; and demonstrations of equipment and techniques. Visitors can try their hand at adding sound effects, creating animation and recording dialogue; they also can see how live television is edited in a control room. A 2011 renovation and expansion doubled the size of the museum and added two new theaters, new galleries, an education center and an outdoor courtyard. Note: Strollers, umbrellas, backpacks and large bags are not permitted. Under 14 must be with an adult age 18+. Food is available.
$12; $9 (ages 65+ and students with ID); $6 (ages 3-12); free (Fri. 4-8 and active military with ID).
Hours: Wed.-Fri. 10:30-5 (also Fri. until 8), Sat.-Sun. 11:30-7. Closed Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.