The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria: Expanded, Updated, Redesigned, Reopened

After two mostly shuttered years, $67 million, an expansion in size to some 100,000 square feet, and lots of discussion about what, exactly, should be the mission of the institution as a whole, The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria finally reopened its newly gleaming doors about a week ago. And, after a couple of hours spent roaming the gorgeous, cloud-city-esque new space, including lots of time spent in the surprisingly, deeply engaging "permanent" exhibitions–we admit it: we had never made the trek to the old place–we have to say that they really nailed it here. In our eyes, The Museum of Moving Image went from an off-the-radar institution to a highly recommended cross-borough adventure, whether for families, movie and/or history buffs, contemporary video and film artists of all sorts, or anyone looking to do something different this year.     First, the new stuff at the Museum of the Moving Image…

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