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The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens reopens to rave international reviews after a three-year renovation and expansion

Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn, Borough President Marshall and Brooke Shields joined Museum of the Moving Image Chair Herbert S. Schlosser and Director Rochelle Slovin and many City officials in a dedication ceremony at the Museum.

The grand reopening of The Museum of the Moving Image, a state of the art facility incorporating the industry’s latest technology, was a huge success with an “A list” of attendees from government and the entertainment industry, to philanthropists and dedicated local museum supporters from around the world.  It is the only museum of its kind in the United States and is dedicated to the exploration and interpretation of visual media, including film, television, and the new cutting edge digital media.

Working closely with Ms. Slovin, the board and the staff for almost four years, Capalino+Company helped secure more than $50 million in public sector capital funding for the expansion of the Museum.

Links:
Mayor Bloomberg’s Official Press Release
NY Times: When Pictures Leap to Other Screens
Wall Street Journal: Lights, Camera, Astoria
NY Times: Immersed in Images and an Age of Blurred Boundaries
NY Daily News: Museum of the Moving Image debuts its new home with digital attractions
NY 1: Astoria’s Museum of the Moving Image Reopens

Also present were Congressman Joseph Crowley, Council Member and Cultural Affairs Chair Jimmy Van Bramer, Council Members Leroy Comrie, Domenic M. Recchia, Peter Vallone, Jr., Elizabeth Crowley, State Senator Michael Gianaris, Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate D. Levin, New York City Economic Development Corporation President Seth W. Pinsky and Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Katherine Oliver.

In addition, principal architect Thomas Leeser of Leeser Architecture, actress Brooke Shields, philanthropists Andrew and Ann Tisch and many more were there to congratulate Ms. Slovin and the Board of Directors on the success of this state of the art facility.  This event was the kick off for a series of opening events including an opening party later that evening.