The Museum of the Moving Image

When I lived in New York City, The Museum of the Moving Image was one of my favorite museums. It still is. And now that they have a Jim Henson exhibit, it’s moved straight to the top.

Jim Henson Exhibit at Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, QueensMuseum of the Moving Image Cookie Monster

I don’t know if I relate more to Cookie Monster or Miss Piggy…

Miss Piggy at Museum of the Moving Image

…probably the latter – because I’m now gluten-free, and I did get married to The Muppets Take Manhattan.

Museum of the Moving Image Muppets Take Manhattan Lockers Muppets Take Manhattan

When I lived in Astoria, we had a membership. I would walk 20 minutes to the museum to watch a movie and play these video games about once a month.

Museum of the Moving Image 80's Video Games

The space has definitely been museum-ified. By which I mean 12 years ago, it looked like a regular building with really cool stuff, but now everything – the stairwell, the exterior, and the cafe – all look like any other museum in Manhattan.

Cafeteria at The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens

A lot of my old favorite exhibits are still there (RIP Seinfeld Diner) – including the ADR booth where I actually learned what ADR was, before doing it for real once I moved to Hollywood.

Museum of the Moving Image Mork and Mindy costume

The Museum of the Moving Image: 36-01 35 Ave, Astoria, NY 11106

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