Museum of the Moving Image

★★★★☆

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You can, there is a alot of hands on things to do. You can learn how movies are made, see some interesting clips. There are many, many exhibits. There is a lot of reading. There is a parking lot accross the street.

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You can, there is a alot of hands on things to do. You can learn how movies are made, see some interesting clips. There are many, many exhibits. There is a lot of reading. There is a parking lot accross the street.

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I felt a bit of a generation gap when visiting this museum--I think this museum may be more fun as a group activity than alone, or if you are with children or die-hard film fans.

A lot of the "hands-on" exhibits just felt too much like childrens museum territory for me to truly enjoy them. They are fun distractions, but couldn't spark much interest or knowledge in me.

The exhibits showing the ins & outs of making films are much more interesting, but definitely "heavy reading." I wished for exhibits that were somehow a happy medium between child-like & technical.

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I felt a bit of a generation gap when visiting this museum--I think this museum may be more fun as a group activity than alone, or if you are with children or die-hard film fans.

A lot of the "hands-on" exhibits just felt too much like childrens museum territory for me to truly enjoy them. They are fun distractions, but couldn't spark much interest or knowledge in me.

The exhibits showing the ins & outs of making films are much more interesting, but definitely "heavy reading." I wished for exhibits that were somehow a happy medium between child-like & technical.

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If you love movies and have ever wondered how they are able to do the things they do, then this is the place for you. The museum is located in Queens, and has no parking lot, but there is street parking. The building was actually a production studio at one time. The admission price is $10, I think it's absolutely worth it. On Friday nights, they let you in for free. They have many film artifacts, and a lot of hand's-on exhibits. You can watch a clip from a movie on a big screen and you can record sound for it and then play it back and hear your own voice while you watch the clip. You can also edit movie clips and see the differences between widescreen and fullscreen. There's a lot more to do and I absolutely recommend checking it out!

PROS: Fun, Educational, Inexpensive
CONS: Not much else around the area

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★★★★☆

If you love movies and have ever wondered how they are able to do the things they do, then this is the place for you. The museum is located in Queens, and has no parking lot, but there is street parking. The building was actually a production studio at one time. The admission price is $10, I think it's absolutely worth it. On Friday nights, they let you in for free. They have many film artifacts, and a lot of hand's-on exhibits. You can watch a clip from a movie on a big screen and you can record sound for it and then play it back and hear your own voice while you watch the clip. You can also edit movie clips and see the differences between widescreen and fullscreen. There's a lot more to do and I absolutely recommend checking it out!

PROS: Fun, Educational, Inexpensive
CONS: Not much else around the area

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Unlike the similar museum in Manhattan, the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens is less interested in past tv shows, and more interested in the evolution of cameras and filmmaking technology. The amount of stuff on display is amazing, and many exhibits are hands-on, including a sound effects exhibit and one on blue-screen technology. Even though it's a little hard to get to, the museum is completely worth it for everyone

PROS: Great, informative, fun museum
CONS: Hard to get to

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★★★★★

Unlike the similar museum in Manhattan, the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens is less interested in past tv shows, and more interested in the evolution of cameras and filmmaking technology. The amount of stuff on display is amazing, and many exhibits are hands-on, including a sound effects exhibit and one on blue-screen technology. Even though it's a little hard to get to, the museum is completely worth it for everyone

PROS: Great, informative, fun museum
CONS: Hard to get to

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