Thursday, January 25, 2018

Visited the Museum of the Moving Image Today

The Museum of the Moving Image has been located in Astoria, Queens for many years but today was the first time that I visited it.  It emphasizes the devices used to generate moving images rather than programming.  Moving images include motion pictures, television, and even video games.  I was surprised to see an area of operating video games that were popular in the 80s and 90s.

They showed older TVs, TV Cameras, and the older manually operated devices to see very primitive motion pictures.  I was impressed with a display with numerous camera views that covered a Mets game on SNY.  There were also many photos of TV and movie actors from the early days.  I was disappointed that the area featuring Jim Henson was closed for today, but there were screenings of several Muppet Shows including Paul Simon, Pearl Bailey, and Raquel Welch.  There were some screens that showed clips of old movies and TV series.

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