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 NR, 100 min Language: English

Starring Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly
Directed by John Michael McDonagh

Tue 9/30

Thu 10/2

My Old Lady
2014 PG-13, 1hr. 47 min Language: English

Starring Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith 
Directed by Israel Horovitz

Tue 9/30
(4:30), 7:30pm

Wed 10/1
(4:30), 7:30pm

Thu 10/2
(4:30), 7:30pm

Fri 10/3
(1:00), 5:30, 7:45pm

Sat 10/4
(12:45), (3:00), 8:15pm

Sun 10/5
(12:30), (3:30), 6:30pm

Mon 10/6

Tue 10/7

Wed 10/8

Thu 10/9
(1:15), 4:15pm

To Have And Have Not
1944 NR, 1 hr. 40 min Language: English

Starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan
Directed by Howard Hawks

Part of our Bogie & Bacall Series

Tue 9/30

The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them
2014 R, 2 hrs. 2 mins Language: English

Starring Jessica Chastain, James McEvoy, Viola Davis
Directed by Ned Benson

Wed 10/1

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

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

Opening October 3rd!
Special sneak preivew October 2nd!

**denotes screening is sold out

Thu 10/2

Fri 10/3
(12:30)**, (3:15), 6:45, 9:45pm

Sat 10/4
(1:30), (4:30), 5:15, 7:30pm

Sun 10/5
(12:00), (3:00), 6:00pm

Mon 10/6
(4:15), 7:15pm

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

Wed 10/8
(4:45), 7:45pm

Thu 10/9
(1:30), (4:30), 7:30pm

Buffy The Vampire Slayer
1992 PG-13, 86 min Language: English

Starring Kristy Swanson, Donald Sutherland, Paul Ruebens 
Directed by Fran Rubel Kuzui

Part of our Saturday Night Late Series

Sat 10/4

2013 NR, 1 hr. 35 min. Language: English

Directed by: Freida Lee Mock.

Mon 10/6

Key Largo
1948 UR, 1 hr. 40 min Language: English

Starring Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall
Directed by John Huston

Part of our Bogie & Bacall Series

Tue 10/7

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.


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

Breastmilk The Movie
2014 NR, 85 min. Language: English
Directed by Dana Ben-Ari
Tue 10/21

2014 UR, 1hr. 41min. Language: English
Starring Dan Harmon, Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Sarah Silverman, Joel McHale
Directed by Neil Berkeley.
Wed 10/22

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

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

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

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

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

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
**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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