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Author: Ross D. Levi

Ross D. Levi is the Executive Director & VP, NYS Division of Tourism / Empire State Development. He also did marketing in the film industry for studios including Universal, Miramax and 20th Century Fox, and is a published author and lecturer on cinema.

Museum of the moving image - Photo by Marley White - Courtesy of NYC & CO

Oscar night, the closest thing we have to a national holiday for film, has come and gone, but you can experience the magic of the movies all year round in New York State. Here's a look at all the attractions and locations for movie lovers to visit all across New York State.

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Updated 2/2/23

Canandaigua literally means "the chosen spot," and this charming Finger Lakes town, just 24 miles south of Rochester on the northern shores of Canandaigua Lake, is the right choice for an active but relaxing getaway.  Unlike many vacation spots, it favors neither summer nor winter, but instead always has a great variety of things to see and do any time of year. …