Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Queens, NY 11106, USA
Only in New York, could you say that you have a "neighborhood museum", but that's exactly what the Museum of the Moving Image was for me. It was one of those places that was so close, that I never bothered to check it out, and boy do I regret that. The museum itself opens with incredible natural light, and an all white interior that almost feels clinical. Go upstairs though, and be prepared for some serious fun. They showcase vintage artifacts from different films, and display the various processes of making films such as script writing, costume design, music, and editing. They also include a section on video games, with various vintage games you can actually play (I finally got to lay my hands on an Atari, and totally suck at it). The top floor featured contemporary artist Jim Campbell and his show "Rhythms of Perception". All in all, this is such a fun museum with so much to do. I've already added it to my list of favorite places in the city!

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