Superheroes, Dr. Who bars, video games, Seth Meyers, and more. Check out some of the coolest things a geek can see while in New York for Interop.
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Even though Hollywood is the center of the filmmaking universe, New York plays a close second. The radio and television industry history here is undeniable. You can't walk a block without seeing something Woody Allen filmed in black and white or a building where a couple fell in (or out of) love or an alien was destroyed in a summer blockbuster. But to see it all in one day, check out two amazing museums: the Paley Center for Media and the Museum of the Moving Image (pictured).
Both museums house fine collections of video ranging from classic TV and movies to the modern day. The Museum of the Moving Image is running an exhibit on Looney Tunes (among others) artist Chuck Jones and will soon house donated Muppets from the Jim Henson family, including Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the Swedish Chef. Paley and the Museum of the Moving Image are constantly screening, but their Interop schedules aren't out. But just to give you a taste of what to expect, this summer Paley offered an eclectic array of TV -- from a tribute to Monty Python to a World War I news reel marathon to a set of Fashion Week archives from the Mad Men era. Every September, Paley previews the pilots of upcoming TV shows before they debut on major networks. Go to either great museum to get your flick on.
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