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Kidsday: Visiting the Museum of the Moving Image

You're watching your favorite movie; but the entire time, you're wondering how they make these awesome shows. I know a place where you can find out. It's the Museum of the Moving Image.

With cool movies played daily, the ongoing behind-the-screen exhibit and frequently changing special exhibits, it is one of the most exciting museums you will ever go to.

The museum has a vast movie collection, giving you a chance to see some movies that you know well and others that may be new to you. As part of its "See It Big" series, the museum is screening two Alfred Hitchcock movies today and tomorrow -- "To Catch a Thief" at 3 p.m. and "Vertigo" at 6 p.m.

They have had exhibits that are always changing, from "Jim Henson's Fantastic World" to "JODI: Street Digital." They always have an exhibit for you to see. Every few months, they change the exhibit so that you have lots of reasons to return.

Now for the main event, the behind- the-screen exhibit. It is the ongoing exhibit in the museum. It has tons of fun things to do for all ages.

Kids can make a stop-motion animation where you take still frame pictures and put them together to make a movie. You can also voice-over your favorite movies and change the sound effects and the music to see how it affects the scene.

They also have many props and costumes used in real movies. Finally, they also have old cameras and television from its early years.

So, next time you say that you are bored, don't go running to the arcade; come here. I hope you have as much fun as I do.

It's located at 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria, Queens. Check the website moving image.us or call 718-784-0077.


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