Museum of the Moving Image

Museum of the Moving Image

The only museum in the US devoted to the art, history, and technology of the moving image features an amazing array of items including Chewbacca's head from "Star Wars." Opened in 1988, the Museum of the Moving Image has a collection of about 130,000 film and television artifacts.

Collection of Cool Stuff

Remember the 1994 comedy smash-hit “The Mask?” You can see Jim Carrey’s mask along with many other facial prosthetics and molds from Hollywood favourites at the Museum of the Moving Image. There is also a wig and makeup collection, an extensive costume and props collection and portraits of legendary actors and actresses.

A History of Moving Pictures

Located in the Astoria neighbourhood of Queens, this museum is situated in one of the 13 buildings that made up the former Astoria Studio complex. Built by Famous Players in 1920, hundreds of silent films and some of the first pictures to use sound were filmed at this site.

Film Screenings

This museum is not only a great place to see neat stuff relating to movies, it is also a great place to actually go and see a movie. The Museum of the Moving Image is equipped with a theatre which features a schedule of both contemporary and classic flicks.

Visiting the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City

This museum is located at 36-01 35 Avenue in Astoria, Queens. The Museum was established in Astoria because it is historically tied to the site of the Astoria Studio.

Location: 36-01 35 Avenue in Astoria, Queens, New York City, New York
Phone: 718-777-6888
E-mail: info@movingimage.us

Click here to visit Museum of the Moving Image official website.