Best Museum New York 2013 - Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35th Ave.
New York, NY 11106
Situated on a lovely, peaceful block in Astoria, Museum of the Moving Image's vast, spotless white interior feels delicious, especially on a hot afternoon. There's something to suit everyone in your party: History buffs will love the vintage cameras, while fidgety kids will enjoy the arcade, part of an exhibit about how we interact with screens. And everybody will be equally disturbed by the head-spinning Linda Blair dummy from the set of The Exorcist, one of the many wonderful props on display. Don't miss Tut's Fever Movie Palace, an art installation built as an homage to 1920s cinema, but also a working theater. It's perfect whether you're a cinema history nerd, or just eight years old and dying to be scared by a fake mummy.