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Tut’s Fever Movie Palace

Tut’s Fever is a working movie theater and art installation created by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong, an homage to the ornate, exotic picture palaces of the 1920s

Behind the Screen

Museum of the Moving Image

The Museum's core exhibition immerses visitors in the creative and technical process of producing, promoting, and presenting films, television shows, and digital entertainment.

The Jim Henson Exhibition

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This dynamic experience explores Jim Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on culture. 

An Act of Seeing: Barry Jenkins’s The Gaze

In his companion piece installation to The Underground Railroad, Jenkins further engages ideas about visibility, history, and power in moving-image portraits of the show’s background actors.

LAIKA: Life in Stop Motion

This new exhibition invites visitors of all ages to appreciate the painstaking work of stop-motion animation, with eight animation stations equipped with 2-D LAIKA character figures and environments that visitors can use to experiment with and create their own short films.

Cinema of Sensations: The Never-Ending Screen of Val del Omar

This major exhibition brings the immersive, multisensory cinematic installations of visionary Spanish artist, filmmaker, and inventor José Val del Omar (1904–1982) to U.S. audiences for the first time, along with commissioned pieces by contemporary artists Sally Golding, Matt Spendlove, and Tim Cowlishaw; Duo Prismáticas; Esperanza Collado; and Colectivo Los Ingrávidos.

Refreshing the Loop

Refreshing the Loop continues Museum of the Moving Image’s tradition of displaying GIFs in our passenger elevator. This new iteration places artists who have been widely known for their GIFs for more than two decades in conversation with selected artists who have gained notable popularity in the last few years.


The Great Muppet Caper

Jim Henson’s feature directorial debut brings the Muppets to England, where reporters Kermit and Fozzie (and their photographer Gonzo) are tracking down jewel thieves who have set their sights on the incredibly valuable Baseball Diamond.


Risky Business

This sexually sophisticated, sharp commentary on the growing capitalist mania of the Reagan era made Tom Cruise a star. Screening in 35mm on 6/24 and 6/25.


E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Spielberg’s enduring masterpiece, one of the most wondrous and deeply touching of all science-fiction movies, screens 6/23, 6/25 & 7/1.


The Watermelon Woman

For her wildly assured and wonderful 1996 feature, multihyphenate Dunye dives into a meta-cinematic world of cultural history, self-interrogation, cinematic dialectics, and sex and romance.


The Green Ray (Le rayon vert)

One of the great movies set during summertime, Eric Rohmer’s emotionally complex yet intensely satisfying tale deals with the anxieties and pleasures of that elusive thing known as vacation.


Blow Out

John Travolta gives one of his strongest performances as a movie sound man in Brian De Palma’s masterful and ambitious variation on Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow Up.