Museum of the Moving Image

35th Avenue at 37th Street,
Astoria, NY 11106

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The400Blows on October 19, 2015 at 6:15 am

This place is awesome. The photo used as the main photo here is old and out of date, taken before the renovation/remodeling and new construction completed in 2011. The Redstone auditorium is the best place in the city to view film, and the sound is fantastic. Five years on and the theatre is still in basically pristine condition. No food or drinks allowed – indeed none are sold ouside of the museum cafe. Water seems to be okay. This place sells no popcorn, no soda and no candy, thankfully. A lovely little museum store always has something interesting for me to browse, and of course, the museum galleries themselves are great. Highly recommended.

jmiller on January 15, 2013 at 1:20 am

In my opinion, the main auditorium is the best current screen in the United States! I saw “The Tree of Life” here in digital with legendary Visual Effects Supervisor Douglas Trumbull in attendance for intro and Q&A. I got there late and had my photography equipment in tow. So, I watched the film from the front row of the upper section, seated in one of the far-left seats. So, quite an angle! But, the picture was blow-you-away incredible! Mr. Trumbull was kind-of cranky, but this made for one of my all-time greatest film experiences!

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Ed Solero on March 31, 2011 at 9:12 am

So they only run reel to reel there? Or do they have a platter that is used for 35mm? I’m glad to hear they run 70MM and have a full sized screen. I’ve been hesitant to catch any screenings here because I’ve suspected the room and screen would be undersized. How is the sound system? Has anyone here attended a screening since the renovations?

TLSLOEWS on March 31, 2011 at 8:59 am

Sounds like a lens problem on one projector.

PeterApruzzese on January 19, 2011 at 2:03 pm

A friend who was there for both 70mm shows (Playtime and 2001) said the focus problem was also present during the Playtime screening. Between shows, they apologized and said that they were trying to work out the problem. One of the two projectors was having the focus problem, so his description of the day’s screening boiled down to “every other reel looked great”.

William on January 19, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Looks like they had issues with the screening of “2001” last Saturday in 70MM. They had a focus issue and had to stop the show 3 times. The print is a new print with just afew runs from a Toronto engagement.