Museum of the Moving Image advances the public understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of film, television, and digital media. Its internationally recognized education programs serve over 50,000 young people each year. The Museum presents innovative interactive exhibitions on subjects covering the broad range of its subject matter, including careers in the television and film industries, the creative work and legacy of Jim Henson, the 50 year history of video games, and the art and industry of the music video. Its acclaimed screening programs and live discussions, held in a theater hailed as the most spectacular in New York City, feature stimulating and eclectic works, from Hollywood classics like Gone with the Wind and 2001: A Space Odyssey to preview screenings of eagerly anticipated new films, and allow audiences to get up close and personal with renowned actors, directors, craftspeople, and business leaders. The Museum also maintains a significant collection of moving-image related artifacts.
Museum of the Moving Image is housed in a building owned by the City of New York and located on the campus of Kaufman Astoria Studios.