36-01 35 Ave.
Astoria, NY 11106
Description: Be a part of Jim Henson's world at these screenings of episodes featuring notable guest appearances by Carol Burnett, Steve Martin, and Rita Moreno.
The Muppet Show was the most widely watched television show around the world in the late 1970s. Every week, special guest performers joined Muppet regulars including Miss Piggy, Kermit, Rowlf, and Fozzie. These three episodes feature guest stars currently being honored for their lifetime achievments: Rita Moreno, winner of the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, and a Grammy-Oscar-Emmy-Tony winner, earned her first Emmy for her appearance on the series? debut broadcastin 1976. Steve Martin, who recently received an Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, brought his act to Episode 208,, 1977. Finally, Carol Burnett, the 2013 recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor danced her way through Episode 515, 1980), a dance marathon episode which won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing. Total running time 78 mins.
Venue Description: The Museum of the Moving Image, located in Astoria, serves New York City?s cultural scene with impressive collections and exhibitions that relate to film, television, and digital media. The museum?s mission is to foster an appreciation of the combination of art, history, and technology that underlies all forms of digital media. The museum is home to artifacts that attest to the rich history of film and television, and hosts screenings that are at once entertaining and informative, with directors, actors, and film critics often speaking. The museum offers exhibitions that cater to people of all ages. Behind the Screens, an interactive exhibit, is especially fitted for families, with its interactive activities, classic video arcade games, and a daily screening of the film The Red Balloon. Though more than satisfying in its current state, the museum is currently expanding so as to be able to house more exhibitions.There are special programs for educators and students, professional development programs for teachers, an afterschool program, and events for senior citizens.
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