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


The Grand Budapest Hotel
2014 R, 1 hr. 39 min. in English

Starring Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Edward Norton. 
Directed by Wes Anderson.

Fri 4/18
(1:45), (4:30), 7:45, 9:55pm

Sat 4/19
(1:00), (3:30), 6:00, 8:30pm

Sun 4/20
(1:00), (3:45), 6:00pm

Mon 4/21

Tue 4/22

Wed 4/23
(4:15), 7:30pm

Thu 4/24
(1:30), (3:45), 8:00pm

Le Week-End
2013 R, 1hr. 33min. Language: English

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan.
Directed by: Roger Michell.

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

Fri 4/18
(1:30), (4:15), 7:30, 9:30pm

Sat 4/19
(1:30), (4:00), 6:15, 8:15pm

Sun 4/20
(1:15), (3:30), 6:00pm

Mon 4/21

Tue 4/22

Wed 4/23
(4:30), 7:45pm

Thu 4/24
(1:45), (4:15), 6:00pm - Final Screening!

Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan
1982 PG-13, 1hr. 53min. Language: English

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley. 
Directed by: Nicholas Meyer.

Part of our Saturday Night Late Series.

Sat 4/19

More Than Honey
2012 NR, 1 hr. 31 min. Language: English
Starring: Fred Jaggi, Randolf Menzel, John Miller
Directed by Markus Imhoof
Mon 4/21

Pete Kelly's Blues
1955 NR, 1hr. 35min. Language: English

Starring: Jack Webb, Janet Leigh, Peggy Lee.
Directed by: Andy Devine, Edmond O’Brien

Part of our Jazz on Film Series.

Mon 4/22

The Railway Man
2013 R, 1hr. 56min. Language: English

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Jeremy Irvine. 
Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky.

Opening April 25th

Fri 4/25

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.


Other Film Events

Jazz on Film Series

Jazz on Film Series

Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser - Sun 4/6 - 7:15PM
Ornette: Made in America -Mon 4/14 - 7:15PM
Pete Kelly's Blues - Tue 4/22 - 7:15PM
Bird -Sun 4/27 - 7:15PM

Particle Fever
2013 NR, 1 hr. 39 min. Language: English
Starring: Martin Aleksa, Nima Arkani-Hamed, Savas Dimopoulos
Directed by Mark Levinson
Wed 4/30

Bill Murray Tribute

Bill Murray Tribute

A 4-film tribute to Bill Murray!

Part of our Saturday Night Late Series.

Our tribute includes 4 of Murray's most popular films:
Groundhog Day - Sat 2/1 - 10:45pm
Caddyshack - Sat 3/1 - 10:45pm
Stripes - Sat 4/5 - 10:45pm
What About Bob? - Sat 5/3 - 10:45pm

Mistaken For Strangers
2013 NR, 1 hr. 15 min. Language: English
Starring: Tom Berninger, Matt Berninger, Bryce Dessner
Directed by Tom Berninger
Wed 5/7

1988 PG, 1 hr. 33 min. Language: English

Starring: Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder. 
Directed by: Tim Burton.

Featuring a performance by This Way to the Egress

Sat 5/10

Bette Davis Series

Bette Davis Series

All About Eve - Sun 5/11 - 7:15pm
Jezebel - Mon 5/19 - 7:15pm
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane - Wed 5/28 - 7:15pm

Godzilla: The Japanese Original(1954)
1954 NR, 1 hr. 36 min. Language: In Japanese with English subtitles
Starring Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada.
Directed by Ishiro Honda.
Wed 5/14

The Grease Sing-along!
1978 PG-13, 2 hrs. 2 min. Language: English
Starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing.
Directed by Randal Kleiser.
Wed 6/4

Next Goal Wins
2014 NR, 1 hr. 33 min. Language: English
Directed by:  Mike Brett, Steve Jamison
Tue 6/10

100 Years Of Charlie Chaplin: City Lights & Kid Auto Races
1931 NR, 1 hr. 38 min. Language: English
Starring: Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee
Directed by: Charles Chaplin
Tue 7/15

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 1/31, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/30, 6/27, 7/25

Cinema 101 Series

The FBAC may have made the transition to full digital over the summer, but we've kept one of our 35mm projectors! We'll screen a celluloid classic every first Monday of the month, with Cinema Committee members Michael Kramp (of Lehigh University) and Tim Molchany (of NCCC) there to lead a talkback after each screening.

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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