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, 1hr. 59 mins. Language: English

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

Fri 11/21
(1:45), (4:15), 7:00, 9:30pm

Sat 11/22
(12:45), (3:15), 5:45, 8:15pm

Sun 11/23
(1:00), (3:30), 6:00pm

Mon 11/24
(4:15), 7:15pm

Tue 11/25
(4:15), 7:30pm

Wed 11/26
(1:45), (4:45), 7:45pm

Thu 11/27
6:30, 9:00pm

Dear White People
2014 R, 118 mins. Language: English

Starring Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Kyle Gallner 
Directed by Justin Simien

Special Limited Engagement!
*denotes film is a Tuesday Talkback with Prof. Bob Kilker.

Fri 11/21
5:45, 8:00pm

Sat 11/22
(3:00), 8:00pm

Sun 11/23
(12:30), 6:15pm

Mon 11/24

Tue 11/25

Force Majeure (Turist)
2014 R, 118 mins. Language: In English and Swedish with English subtitles

Starring Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren
Directed by Ruben Östlund

Special Limited Engagement!

Fri 11/21

Sat 11/22
(12:30), 5:30pm

Sun 11/23

Mon 11/24

Tue 11/25

Dark Crystal
1982 PG, 93 min Language: English

Starring the voices of Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Kathryn Mullen
Directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz 

Part of our Saturday Night Late Series

Sat 11/22

The Theory Of Everything
2014 PG-13, 2hrs. 3 mins. Language: English

Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox
Directed by James Marsh

Opening Wednesday, November 26!

Wed 11/26
(1:15), (4:15), 7:15pm

Thu 11/27
6:15, 8:45pm

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

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

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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