Join us as we go to Astoria to the MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE, the country's only museum dedicated to the art, history, technique, and technology of the moving image in all its forms. The Museum is a one-of-a-kind destination for audiences of all ages and interests, from connoisseurs of classic cinema to children and families to avid gamers.
Embracing a wide range of subjects, from nineteenth century optical toys to the latest in digital art, the Museum explores every phase of the production, promotion, and exhibition of moving images. It offers an engaging, highly interactive core exhibition, programs of contemporary and classic films from around the world, discussions with leading figures in film and television, a unique collection, inspiring educational programs for learners of all ages, stimulating changing exhibitions, and groundbreaking online projects.
We’ll enjoy a 90 minute guided tour, Behind the Screen, led by Museum educators. This exhibition is a one-of-a-kind experience that immerses visitors in the creative and technical process of making, promoting, and presenting films, televisions, and other forms of digital entertainment. The exhibition incorporates approximately 1,400 artifacts including historic film and television cameras, projectors, television sets, special effects props, costumes, make-up, and much more. It also includes a number of interactive experiences ranging from making stop motion animation to inserting dialogue into a movie scene.