Museum of the Moving Image

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

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HowardBHaas on May 9, 2018 at 2:42 pm

I had screen size figures placed in the Intro above some time ago. I’ve enjoyed the 70mm epics that I’ve seen here. Having been in the City Cinemas Village East (which is also getting 2001: A Space Odyssey in 70mm), I’d say the main aud there has a similar sized screen. Projection & surround sound are top notch in both MOVI and the Village East.

vindanpar on May 9, 2018 at 2:20 pm

How large is the screen here? I went once many years ago to see Silk Stockings in Cinemascope because at that point only pan and scan versions were available. I remember the size of the screen being unimpressive. Even a 50ft screen for 2001 is pretty dinky.

HowardBHaas on May 9, 2018 at 10:51 am

The new 70mm print of 2001: A Space Odyssey will be shown here July 26 to Aug 5.

HowardBHaas on September 5, 2017 at 5:20 am

My article on this year’s 70mm series.

HowardBHaas on August 13, 2017 at 4:39 am

This summer’s 70mm classic film festival is ongoing with another screening today of beautiful new print of “Lawrence of Arabia” I attended yesterday afternoon’s sold out show! The film schedule is on the museum’s website.

Coate on September 3, 2016 at 1:16 pm

Howard (et al.)… A clickable link would be appreciated when posting referrals to web articles. To do so, simply paste within parentheses the URL of the article and precede the parentheses with brackets containing the phrasing of your choice for the link so that it will be presented something like: “My article on the 70mm film festival.”

HowardBHaas on September 3, 2016 at 7:36 am

my article on the 70mm film festival here

HowardBHaas on August 9, 2016 at 4:41 am

Bill, did you attend Saturday or Sunday? I was there Saturday. Correct super wide aspect ratio. Used curtain to open movie, for intermission & to close. Great print. Really enjoyed being there for the excellent presentation! And, visited the museum for the 1st time. Do you expect to attend 70mm screening of The Wild Bunch on Saturday or Sunday?

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on August 8, 2016 at 11:00 pm

Khartoum was shown in the correct Ultra Panavision ratio on 8/6. It was really something to see.

HowardBHaas on July 28, 2016 at 10:07 am

At the museum’s Facebook page, the reply was that Khartoum will be shown in the right aspect ratio, which is rare & super wide!

HowardBHaas on July 24, 2016 at 10:13 am

Thanks, Bill. Khartoum is being shown in 70mm. I saw it at the AFI Silver in correct 2.76 aspect ratio & wouldn’t mind seeing it again but would think theater show it in 2.76 aspect ratio?

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on July 24, 2016 at 4:54 am

This theater has used the curtains every time I’ve seen a show here (at least 5 times).

HowardBHaas on July 18, 2016 at 4:23 pm

There is another 70mm film festival this summer. I’ve not been here. Does the Redstone theater use a curtain before & after films or at least for classic 70mm screenings?

Antoine Doinel
Antoine Doinel on October 19, 2015 at 4:15 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 14, 2013 at 11:20 pm

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!

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on March 31, 2011 at 7:12 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 6:59 am

Sounds like a lens problem on one projector.

PeterApruzzese on January 19, 2011 at 12:03 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 11:04 am

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.