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


Begin Again
2014 R,104 min, Language: English

Starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine
Directed by John Carney

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

Tue 7/29

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

Thu 7/31
(1:45), (4:15), 7:45pm

Jersey Boys
2014 R, 2 hrs. 14 min, Language: English

Starring John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Christopher Walken.
Directed by Clint Eastwood.

Wed 7/30

Thu 7/31

Life Itself
2014 R, 115 min Language: English

Starring Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel.
Directed by Steve James.

Tue 7/29

Wed 7/30

Thu 7/31

Magic In The Moonlight
2014 PG-13, 97 min Language: English

Starring Emma Stone, Colin Firth, Marcia Gay Harden.
Directed by Woody Allen.

Opening August 15!

2014 R, 166 min Language: English

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

Opening August 15!

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.


Happy Birthday Hitch! Series

Happy Birthday Hitch! Series

North by Northwest - Mon 8/11 - 7:30pm
Dial M for Murder - Tue 8/12 - 7:30pm
Notorious - Wed 8/13 - 7:30pm
Vertigo - Thu 8/14 - 7:30pm

Purchase a series pass for all 4 films in the Happy Birthday Hitch! Series. BUY TICKETS

Monty Python Live (mostly)
2014, Language: English
Starring John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin.
Tue 8/12

Wed 8/13

LGBT Film Series

ArtsQuest is excited to team up with Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center and Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley again for the 3rd Annual LGBT Film Series in the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas.

To Be Takei - Tue 8/19 - 7:15pm
Hot Guys With Guns - Mon 8/25 - 7:15pm
Tru Love - Tue 8/26 - 7:15pm
Who's Afraid Of Vagina Wolf? - Wed 9/3 - 7:15pm
Fred - Sun 9/7 - 7:15pm
My Prairie Home - Sun 9/14 - 7:15pm

The Big Lebowski
1998 R, 1 hr. 57 min. Language: English
Starring Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore
Directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Tue 9/16

Wed 9/17

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

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

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 8/29, 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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