The Museum of the Moving Image re-opens on Saturday, January 15th, after an extensive renovation that doubles its size. This is the only place in the universe dedicated to the art, technology and social impact of film, television and digital media. Many of Hollywood’s best movies were filmed in New York City. NYC also is home to major TV networks ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. And Google just bought an entire building in Chelsea for $1.8 Billion for its East Coast headquarters. So, yes, absolutely, NYC is the correct home for such a museum, which houses the largest collection of moving image artifacts in the United States. In addition to exhibits, the museum has regular screenings of classic films. On opening day, January 15th, those include the hysterical antics of the Marx Brothers in Duck Soup and the timeless performances of Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason in The Hustler. Welcome back, Museum of the Moving Image. Thank you for clicking the heels of your ruby slippers, because there’s no place like home. The museum is at 35th Ave. at 37th Street in Astoria.
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