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


Gone Girl
2014 R, 2 hr. 25 min Language: English

Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris
Directed by David Fincher

Tue 10/21
(4:00), 7:15pm

Wed 10/22
(4:00), 7:15pm

Thu 10/23
(4:00), 7:30pm

Fri 10/24
(1:45), (4:45), 8:00pm

Sat 10/25
(1:00), (4:15), 7:30pm

Sun 10/26
(12:15), (3:15), (4:30)pm

Mon 10/27
(4:15), 7:15pm

Tue 10/28
(4:15), 7:15pm

Wed 10/29
(4:15), 7:15pm

Thu 10/30
(1:30), (4:30), 6:00pm

Breastmilk The Movie
2014 NR, 85 mins. Language: English

Directed by Dana Ben-Ari.

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

Tue 10/21

The Trip To Italy
2014 NR, 1hr. 48 min Language: English

Starring Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rosie Fellner
Directed by Michael Winterbottom

Wed 10/22

Thu 10/23

2014 UR, 1hr. 41 mins. Language: English

Starring Dan Harmon, Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Sarah Silverman, Joel McHale.
Directed by Neil Berkeley.

Wed 10/22

St. Vincent
2014 PG-13, 1 hr. 43 min Language: English

Starring Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts
Directed by Theodore Melfi

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

Fri 10/24
(1:30), (3:45), 6:00, 8:15pm

Sat 10/25
(1:15), (3:30), 5:45, 8:00pm

Sun 10/26
(12:00), (2:15), 7:30pm

Mon 10/27
(4:30), 7:30pm

Tue 10/28
(4:30), 7:30*pm

Wed 10/29
(4:30), 7:30pm

Thu 10/30
(1:30), (3:45), 8:55pm

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.

Fri 10/24

Hocus Pocus
1993 PG, 95 min Language: English

Starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker. Kathy Najimy  
Directed by Kenny Ortega 

Part of our Saturday Night Late Series

Sat 10/25

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

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

Directed by Hamish Hamilton.

Thu 10/30

2014 R, 1hr. 59 mins. Language: English

Starring Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton.
Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.

Opening Friday, November 14!

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


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.


Finding Vivian Maier
2013 NR, 1hr 24min Language: English

Starring Vivian Maier, John Maloof, Daniel Arnaud
Directed by John Maloof, Charlie Siskel

Olympus InVision Photo Festival presents "November is Lehigh Valley Photo Month"

Sun 11/2

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

Ryan And Steve Bust A Movie: Glitter
2001 PG-13, 1 hr. 44 min. Language: English
Starring Mariah Carey, Max Beesley, Terrence Howard.
Directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall
Thu 11/13

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

Holiday Quote-A-Long

There are some movies with dialog that's so embedded in our culture, so lodged in our brains, and so much a part of who we are as people that it seems just silly to make us sit and watch the film in silence. You don't have to hide the lines under your breath anymore, we are encouraging you to speak up!

Planes, Trains And Automobiles - Wed 11/19 - 7:30pm
Elf - Wed 12/3 - 7:30pm
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - Wed 12/10 - 7:30pm

Classic Christmas Movie Matinees

Enjoy these Classic Christmas Movie Matinees on the big screen at SteelStacks

Miracle On 34th St. - Sat 11/29 - (12:30)pm
Christmas In Connecticut (1945) - Sat 12/6 - (12:30)pm
White Christmas - Sat 12/13 - (12:30)pm

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 10/24**, 10/31, 11/1**, 11/28, 12/26, 1/30, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/29

**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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