Museum of the Moving Image

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

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Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on June 14, 2021 at 8:29 am

Participating in the Queens World Film Festival, which runs from June 23 to July 3rd, 2021. News article and auditorium photo can be viewed here

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on April 13, 2021 at 7:34 am

Scheduled to re-open to the public on May 1st. News report can be viewed here

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on March 13, 2020 at 2:02 pm

Hope we get through this situation before the 2001:A Space Odyssey exhibit moves on!

HowardBHaas on December 29, 2019 at 3:35 pm

I think the only 70mm print of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is faded to pink. I saw the Swedish, nice 70mm print of Cheyenne Autumn at the AFI Silver. I missed & would like to see the nice 70mm prints of Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines, The Agony and the Ecstasy and Lord Jim.

vindanpar on December 29, 2019 at 3:07 pm

70mm rarely shown: CCBB, Dr Dolittle, Barrabas, Magnificent Men, Cheyenne Autumn, The Hallelujah Trail, The Agony and the Ecstasy, Lord Jim.

Cleopatra most underrated epic ever. What a raw deal it got. Oh to have seen the original 6 hour cut. ‘I asked it of Caesar, I demand it of you!’

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on December 29, 2019 at 7:42 am

“2001” is being shown here 27 times between January 17th and July 18th, 2020. This makes my path to 100 theatrical viewings very easy. I’m currently at 91.

HowardBHaas on June 30, 2019 at 1:54 pm

on Thursday, this year’s 70mm film festival was announced. 2001: A Space Odyssey (2018 Nolan print), Roma, Dunkirk, Hamlet, Ready Player One (which is 35mm blow up to 70mm), It’s a Mad,Mad,Mad,Mad World (20 min intermission includes police-call radio. Mad World’s original aspect ratio was 2.76 wide, which I’ve seen this place show with Khartoum.

HowardBHaas on August 18, 2018 at 9:06 pm

Enjoyed today the restored 4 hour 10 minute “Cleopatra” (1963) in what looked like like a perfect, new 70mm print! 2.2 aspect ratio. Surround sound. Proper use of the curtain before movie, at intermission & after movie. Surround sound.

HowardBHaas on August 13, 2018 at 6:28 am

I enjoyed yesterday the restored “Hello, Dolly!” in what looked to me like a perfect, new 70mm print! 2.2 aspect ratio. Surround sound. Proper use of the curtain before movie & at intermission & after movie. Others who attended were in awe of how great the new “2001” print looked. I’m looking forward to the rare screening of the epic 4 hour+ “Cleopatra” next weekend!

HowardBHaas on July 11, 2018 at 6:44 am

This summer’s 70mm festival here also includes (in addition to 2001) Continuing through September 9, the series also features three classic Hollywood musicals—The Sound of Music (1965), West Side Story (1961), and Hello, Dolly! (1969)—Cleopatra (1963), starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, directed by Joseph Mankiewicz; Tobe Hooper’s sci-fi cult favorite Lifeforce (1985); and Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master (2012) and Phantom Thread (2017). I’ve posted the press release here- I am not familiar with Lifeforce, but all the others would be restored prints.

HowardBHaas on May 9, 2018 at 4:42 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 4:20 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 12:51 pm

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

HowardBHaas on September 5, 2017 at 7:20 am

My article on this year’s 70mm series.

HowardBHaas on August 13, 2017 at 6:39 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 3:16 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 9:36 am

my article on the 70mm film festival here

HowardBHaas on August 9, 2016 at 6:41 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 9, 2016 at 1:00 am

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

HowardBHaas on July 28, 2016 at 12:07 pm

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 12:13 pm

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 6:54 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 6:23 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 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.