Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

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

610-297-7100

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 rhill@artsquest.org.

  • All screening times are PM unless otherwise noted.

Now Playing

 

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

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

Fri 8/29
(1:00), 5:30, 7:45pm

Sat 8/30
(2:45), 8:00pm

Sun 8/31
(12:15), 5:00pm

Mon 9/1
(12:15), (2:30), 7:15pm

Tue 9/2
(4:30)pm

Wed 9/3
(4:30)pm

Thu 9/4
(1:30)pm


Boyhood
2014 R, 166 min Language: English

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

Fri 8/29
(1:15), (4:30), 8:00pm

Sat 8/30
(1:00), (4:15), 7:30pm

Sun 8/31
(12:45), (4:15), 7:45pm

Mon 9/1
(12:15), (3:30), 6:45pm

Tue 9/2
(4:00), 7:15pm

Wed 9/3
(4:00), 7:15pm

Thu 9/4
(1:15), (4:00), 7:15pm


A Most Wanted Man
2014 R, 2 hr. 1 min Language: English

Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Homayoun
Directed by Anton Corbijn

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

Fri 8/29
(3:00)pm

Sat 8/30
5:15pm

Sun 8/31
(2:30)pm

Mon 9/1
(4:45)pm

Tue 9/2
7:15pm*

Thu 9/4
(4:30)pm


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 8/29
11:30pm

Jumanji
1995 PG, 1 hr. 44 min. Language: English

Starring: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt 
Directed by: Joe Johnston

Part of our Robin Williams Tribute Series

Sat 8/30
12:30pm

Fast Times At Ridgemont High
1982 R, 1hr, 30min. Language: English

Directed by Amy Heckerling
Starring Phoebe Cates, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Part of our Saturday Night Late Series.

Sat 8/30
10:45pm

The Birdcage
1996 R, 1 hr. 59 min. Language: English

Starring: Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman
Directed by: Mike Nichols

Part of our Robin Williams Tribute Series and LGBT Film Series

Sun 8/31
7:00pm

Who's Afraid of Vagina Wolf
2013 NR, 1 hr. 23 min. Language: English

Starring: Anna Margarita Albelo, Guinevere Turner, Janina Gavankar
Directed by: Anna Margarita Albelo

Part of our LGBT Film Series

Wed 9/3
7:15pm

Queens & Cowboys: A Straight Year On The Gay Rodeo
2014 NR, 1 hr. 32 min. Language: English

Directed by: Matt Livadary.

Part of our LGBT Film Series

Thu 9/4
7:15pm





Coming Soon

 

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

 

Pricing

 

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

GLVFF

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.

SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN!

Robin Williams Tribute Series

The Robin Williams Film Series features five classic movies starring the late actor and comedian, with 100% of the profit from each film going to support the Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

Space is limited, purchase your tickets in advance.

Jumanji - Sat 8/30 - 12:30pm
The Birdcage - Sun 8/31 - 7:00pm

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.

The Birdcage - Sun 8/31 - 7:00pm
Who's Afraid Of Vagina Wolf? - Wed 9/3 - 7:15pm
Queens & Cowboys: A Straight Year On The Gay Rodeo - Thu 9/4 - 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
7:30pm

Wed 9/17
7:30pm

David Bowie Is
2014 NR, 1 hr. 40 min. Language: English
Directed by Hamish Hamilton.
Tue 9/23
7:30pm

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
7:00pm


Björk: Biophilia Live
2014 NR, 97 min. Language: English
Starring Björk.
Directed by Nick Fenton, Peter Strickland. 
Sun 10/26
7:00pm




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
7:30pm





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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