Monday, April 18, 2011

Move it!

Outside the museum looking extremely dorkish as usual!

This weekend was the first time I've stepped foot into the Museum of the Moving Image since kindergarten (also since it's renovation). I'm sure the only condition that has changed since 1995 is haven grown sufficiently taller -- otherwise, the experience was quite the same. I WAS LEFT IN COMPLETE AND UTTER AWE. In moments like these, I am proud to be an Astorian -- home to diversity, good eats, wonderful parks and lookey here -- the arts!

"The Museum of the Moving Image is currently the country's only museum dedicated to the art, history, technique, and technology of the moving image in all its forms." Located right in the heart of Astoria (Nearby locations: Silvercup Studios, Studio Square, Kauffman Theaters, Frank Sinatra School & etc.) the museum has attracted an audience from all over the city and boroughs. It is perhaps the most unique space I have ever visited. Prestine white walls, tall ceilings and mini theaters all throughout make you feel as though you are part of another universe -- precisely how a film makes you feel. On the second floor you'll find everything from the real live mask used on Ms. Doubtfire, small films by Charle Chaplin, miniature Star Wars action figures and eighteenth century costume design garments -- it truly is a place where everyone can enjoy. "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."

18th century costume design, snapshot with my mobile phone

Find out more for yourself by visiting

36-01 35 Avenue
Astoria, NY 11106
718 777 6888
Tue-Thu: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fri: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sat-Sun: 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Mon: Closed

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