Museum of the Moving Image

The Museum of the Moving Image is a media museum in an old building belonging to the historic Astoria Studios (now Kaufman Astoria Studios) located in the Queens, New York City neighborhood. The museum first opened in 1988 under the name of it was known as the American Museum of the Moving Image. In 1996, it launched its permanent exhibition “Behind the Screen,” created by Ali Hocek of AC Hocek Architecture LLC. The museum started the construction of a $67 million extension in March 2008 before reopening in January 2011. The architect Thomas Leeser designed the expansion.

The Museum of the Moving Image is where you can explore the art, history, technique, and technology of television, film, and digital media. It is a repository that collects, conserves, and offers access to moving image-related artifacts through multimedia exhibits and educational content. The shows feature significant audio/visual components that aim to encourage an understanding of the industry’s history and an appreciation of its evolution. Discussions on current films are often held in the museum. The museum has regular monthly programs in its two theaters of excellence. The ongoing series comprise “Changing the Picture,” “Fist & Sword,” “New Adventures in Nonfiction,” “Science on Screen,” and “Disreputable Cinema.” Each series examines and celebrates various aspects of cinema’s culture and art. The studio also hosts one of the most powerful gaming hardware and video game collections.

In the year 1970 in 1970, The Astoria Motion Picture and Television Center Foundation assumed control of the old Astoria Studios in Queens, NYC, to preserve the currently-owned building, which was the location for several essential productions. The foundation’s efforts revived the area and rekindled consumers’ fascination with the industry, and plans were devised to increase access for consumers to the studio by way of the museum.

After seven years of hard work and a cost of $15 million, The American Museum of the Moving Image of Queens opened on the 10th of September 1988 in the old East Coast home of Paramount Pictures as the first museum in the United States that was devoted exclusively to the art, technology, and history of film, television, and video. The museum was followed just a few days later by the official opening of the British Museum of the same name. Its New York theater, ultramodern according to standards of 1988, was equipped with 70mm, 35mm, and 16mm formats. It was among the two locations that were in New York with the ability to provide old Nitrate prints. It also recreated some of the most memorable moments from the history of video and television. It allowed visitors to sit in a TV lounge dating back to the beginning of television. Queens Electrician

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