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*batteries not included

*batteries not included

April 29, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image

The final screening in the “People Preserving Place” film festival, for preservationists of all ages, is a 1987 sci-fi comedy from executive producer Steven Spielberg that celebrates how historic preservation has made its way into mainstream public consciousness. The film, starring Oscar-, Tony-, and Emmy-Award-winning actress Jessica Tandy, follows the owners and inhabitants of an apartment building and café in the then-run-down East Village. The building comes under threat by a nearby development (intimidation, bribes, and arson, oh my!) and is saved only with the mysterious help of small living space ships.

Co-presented by the Museum of the Moving Image.

Tickets: $15 (Free for members at the Film Lover and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online.

Ticket purchase may be applied toward same-day admission to the Museum (see gallery hours). View the Museum’s ticketing policy here. (Members may contact [email protected] with any questions regarding online reservations.)

This screening is part of People Preserving Place: A Film Festival presented by the New York Preservation Archive Project in celebration of NYC Landmarks50+ Alliance‘s “Preservation Month” in April 2017. 

Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35th Avenue
Queens, NY 11106
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Above: Tenement building set in "*batteries not included" on East 8th Street; Courtesy of Gothamist