Museum of the Moving Image Astoria Reviews
An entertaining museum Aug 31, 2013
The Museum of Moving Image is exactly what the name indicates and more, and definitely worth the detour to check out. Located in the Astoria area of Queens, on Steinway Street, it was about 3 blocks away from one of the subway stops. The entrance does look really colorful, and not hard to find.
The museum has an extensive collection on old artifacts, like cameras, TVs, mircophones, and other things that had to do with the moving image. And there are displays that tell the history of the moving image, from its origins and how it evolved over time, with the advancement of techonology. The moving image would later be known as film.
Also on display, are collections of past merchandise items of TV shows and movies. Plus various props used in TV and movies, like the different masks used, and the different clothes worn, like the sweater from The Cosby Show, and the one that Freedy wore in the “Nightmare on Elm Street” films.
Plus there are interactive exhibitions. One of note, that was a lot of fun, was the sound effects, where you pick the sounds for each scene of a movie. I could spend a long time on that, but it can get crowded. Another one, is the history of video games. You can play some of the classic arcade games, but you need to get tokens to play, which cost extra money. Plus play on the oldest consoles, like Atari 2600 and original Nintendo.
Plan to spend at least 2 hours at this place. Needless to say, this place should definitely be checked out, and well worth making the long trip to see. And it is something different, from the ones in Manhattan, as this one is more about the history of entertainment and fun exhibitions.
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