Museum of the Moving Image reopens
posted by William on January 14, 2011 at 10:46 am
This Saturday, January 15th, at 1pm “2001: A Space Odyssey” and at 4pm “Playtime” will be presented in 70MM at the newly expanded Museum of the Moving Image. Ticket prices are $15.00 to the public and free for museum members.
Museum of the Moving Image
35 Avenue at 37th Street
Astoria, NY 11106
The 70MM “2001” print is a new print that just played in Toronto. It is presented in 70MM DTS sound. “2001” is due to play in 70MM at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollwood, CA next Friday January 21st.
Enjoy.wish I could be there.
from an article about the renovation
The first component will be a large new theater of 264 seats with a very, very large 50 foot amphitheater screen. This should enhance the thrill of any good movie. The second component will be a new screening room which will seat 71.
I raced to get there on time from NJ, with the subway system in disarray due to construction. Got there at 3:40 PM for the 4:00 show, only to find it was sold out. At least I got to see the newly renovated museum, and one of the exhibits had the ape masks, hand and feet appendages from “2001” on display. They also promised to show the 70mm print again later this year.
It was “2001” that was showing at 4 PM. “Playtime” showed at 1 PM. I wonder if that was sold out as well.
Read the entries on the Museum’s page here about the tech problems that plagued both shows on Saturday, Bill. My friend said there were about 150 people there for Playtime.
Thanks Pete. Hopefully when they show it again the projector will be fixed. Opening days sometimes don’t turn out as well as they should. But it sure was painful to hear the show was sold out. I actually asked someone if I could stand in the back or sit on the floor. And all over the museum were artifacts from “2001” to haunt me: the makeup materials I mentioned, books about it in the bookstore, the soundtrack album on display in the film music exhibit, etc.
Good luck to them!