Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015


Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema

About the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

Located inside the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas is the Lehigh Valley's premiere destination for independent film!

It's a 2-screen independent cinema, and because it's an "alehouse" you can purchase beer, wine & cocktails to take with you into your movie! ArtsQuest Members receive $2.50 off cinema tickets.

For your pre, during and post-film enjoyment, the Mike & Ike Bistro is serving up delicious beverages, meals and snacks!

Have a film suggestion or comment about your experience at FBAC? Write to Programming Manager Ryan Hill at

  • All screening times are PM unless otherwise noted.

Now Playing


2014 R, 166 min Language: English

Starring Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Elijah Smith
Directed by Richard Linklater

**denotes screening is sold out

Thu 9/18

Fri 9/19

Sat 9/20
(11:30 AM), 5:00pm**

Sun 9/21

Mon 9/22

Tue 9/23

Wed 9/24

2014 NR, 100 min Language: English

Starring Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly
Directed by John Michael McDonagh

**denotes screening is sold out

Thu 9/18
(4:30), 7:30pm

Fri 9/19
(1:45), 8:00pm

Sat 9/20
(2:45), 8:15pm**

Sun 9/21
(3:45), 6:15pm

Mon 9/22

Tue 9/23

Wed 9/24

Thu 9/25

The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them
2014 R, 2 hrs. 2 mins Language: English

Starring Jessica Chastain, James McEvoy, Viola Davis
Directed by Ned Benson

**denotes screening is sold out
*denotes film is a Tuesday Talkback with Prof. Bob Kilker

Fri 9/19
(1:30), (4:00), 7:00, 9:30pm

Sat 9/20
(11:45 AM), (2:15), (4:45)**, 7:30pm**

Sun 9/21
(12:45), (3:30), 6:00pm

Mon 9/22
(4:30), 7:15pm

Tue 9/23

Wed 9/24

Thu 9/25
(4:30), 7:30pm

David Bowie Is
2014 NR, 1 hr. 40 min Language: English

Directed by Hamish Hamilton.

Tue 9/23

Coming Soon


Click here for a list of films that are being considered for screenings in our cinemas.




Feature film prices (unless otherwise noted)

  • Single admission: $10
  • Student/senior: $8
  • ArtsQuest Member: $7.50
  • Matinee (before 5pm): $8
  • ArtsQuest Member Matinee: $7
  • Book of 10 Movie Passes: $85
  • Book of 20 Movie Passes: $170

Tickets can be purchased in person or online (until 30 minutes before the show starts). All cinema tickets purchased online before the day of show will be held at will call at the ArtsQuest Center.


Special Film Events


Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival

Heading into its 4th year, the Greater Lehigh Valley Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing the works of our local filmmaking community. The event takes place in early November.


The Bogie & Bacall Series

Three films from Hollywood's most legendary on (and off) screen couple! Each film will be followed by a talkback led by Prof. Bob Kilker of Kutztown University.

To Have And Have Not - Tue 9/30 - 7:15pm
Key Largo - Tue 10/7 - 7:15pm
The Big Sleep - Tue 10/14 - 7:15pm

Indiana Jones Triology

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark - Sun 10/19 - 1:30pm
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - Sun 10/19 - 3:50pm
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - Sun 10/19 - 6:15pm

Purchase a pass for all 3 films. BUY TICKETS

The Grapes Of Wrath
1940 NR, 2 hrs. 9 min. Language: English
Starring Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine.
Directed by John Ford.
Tickets: FREE, but must be reserved in person or by calling the ArtsQuest Box Office
Mon 10/20

Breastmilk The Movie
2014 NR, 85 min. Language: English
Directed by Dana Ben-Ari
Tue 10/21

Björk: Biophilia Live
2014 NR, 97 min. Language: English
Starring Björk.
Directed by Nick Fenton, Peter Strickland. 
Sun 10/26

Smoke Signals
1998 PG-13, 1 hr. 28 min. Language: English
Starring Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard
Directed by Chris Eyre
Tue 11/4

Gone With The Wind – The 75th Anniversary Screenings!
1939 PG, 3 hrs. 58 min. Language: English
Starring Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh 
Directed by Victor Fleming
Sun 11/9
12:00, 4:45pm

The Wizard Of Oz - 75th Anniversary Screening!
1939 PG, 1 hr. 41 min. Language: English
Starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger
Directed by Victor Fleming, King Vidor
Wed 11/12

Singalonga Sound Of Music
1965 G, 3 hrs. 30 min. Language: English
Starring Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Richard Haydn.
Directed by Robert Wise.
Sat 11/15

Sun 11/16

Saturday Late Night

Every Saturday night the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas will do something a little different, a little crazy and, usually, a little fun. Not only will we screen some of the best cult, comedy and horror films, we'll even throw in some live comedy and some comedy/film mashups!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
1975 R, 1 hr. 40 min. Language: English

THE cult classic... there is no other film quite like Rocky Horror and there never will be. This timeless film is best screened at midnight and we were more than happy to bring this tradition back to the Lehigh Valley.

Screenings for 2014 will be held on the last Friday of the month.

Fri 9/26, 10/24**, 10/31, 11/1**, 11/28
**Extra screenings

Tuesday Talkbacks

Tuesday Talkbacks with Prof. Kilker

Prof. Robert Kilker, a Bethlehem resident, has a Ph.D. from Lehigh University, where he studied Film & Popular Culture, along with Twentieth-Century American Literature. Each week he leads a talkback about one of our features. There's no extra cost; we'll simply start talking once the credits start rolling!

Tuesday Talkbacks feature film are noted with a* in the features section above.

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