Moving Image Museum named Culture Spot


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The Museum of the Moving Image generated a lot of buzz when it reopened in January – now, that buzz just got a lot more affordable.

NYC & Company, the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization of the city, has named the museum the Culture Spot for February. As part of that designation, the museum will offer a two-for-one savings on admission – giving movie buffs a blockbuster opportunity to view a special series of film screenings and events throughout the month.

“The grand reopening of the Museum of the Moving Image calls for celebration after its remarkable transformation,” said Barbara Lorber of the NYC & Company Foundation. “The impressive new space and the museum’s dynamic programming look to attract audiences from around the globe.”

Wide-ranging screenings and presentations during February will include “Recovered Treasures: Great Films from World Archives;” “Avant-Garde Masters;” “Indian Cinema Showcase;” “Korean Cinema Now;” “TV Party: A Panorama of Public Access Television in New York City;” and family matinees and workshops.

The museum also upgraded and reinstalled its 15,000-square-foot core exhibition “Behind the Screen,” a comprehensive, interactive exploration of how films and television programs are produced, promoted and exhibited. Some of the displays include a Yoda puppet used in “Empire Strikes Back;” costumes from “Miami Vice,” “Annie Hall” and “Mrs. Doubtfire;” as well as set models and toys.

For sports fans, a live broadcast-editing display will feature a New York Mets baseball game specially recorded for the museum by SNY-TV; including feeds from 12 on-field cameras, control room and the game broadcast itself.

There is a lot to take in at the museum and this special offer makes February the perfect movie month.

The two-for-one savings on admission at the museum is valid through February 28. Discount coupons are available during the entire month at the official NYC Information Centers in Midtown and Times Square, and at the official NYC Information kiosks in Harlem, Chinatown and City Hall. Coupons and additional details about the special offer are also available at www.nycgo.com/culturespot.