The Museum of the Moving Image, located in Astoria, Queens focuses on history, technology and art of movies, television and digital media, and is the only institution in the United States dedicated to this. This one of a kind museum offers so much to do se, therefore making it a great attraction for individuals of all ages. This dynamic institution offers exhibitions, as well as the largest collection of moving image artifacts in the nation, significant moving-image works, interactive and educational activities and programs and so much more. Visitors get to experience the creative process of making moving images in the ‘Behind the Screen’ exhibit, create their own animations, and even add music and sound effects to popular movie scenes. The museum also features a state of the art cinema that houses 264 seats and screens numerous famous films.
Adults (18 ): $12 Children (3-12): $6 Children under 3: Free
Wednesday & Thursday: 10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Friday: 10:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 11:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Closed: Mondays and Tuesdays
Around 2 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
Behind the Screen, Drop in Moving Image Studio
The Museum of the Moving Image will not have prayer facilities for Muslim visitors. Muslims visiting the museum will therefore have to use the facilities offered at one of the many mosques and Islamic Centers in Queens, such as the Islamic Guidance Center of Queens, the Muslim Center of New York and Masjid Al-Fallah.
The Museum of the Moving Image has a café located on the first floor. The Moving Image Café offers a wide selection of delicious food items and beverages to suit all tastes. Visitors can enjoy a steaming cup of tea, or a light meal while here. While the food served at the café will not be Halal certified, Muslim visitors can dine on suitable vegetarian and seafood options. They can also dine at one of the many Halal restaurants in Queens.