Rock Out at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas with These Featured Concert Films 

Bethlehem, PA, October 30, 2023 – ArtsQuest’s Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas are bringing concert classics to the big screen running throughout the months of November and December. 

La Bamba 

This musical series kicks off with a FREE screening of La Bamba on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m., part of Cinema Significa. The brief but incandescent life of rock-and-roll trailblazer Ritchie Valens is immortalized in this enthralling biopic from another Mexican American icon, Luis Valdez, the father of Chicano cinema. This film is presented in English with Spanish subtitles. Before the film, the Interlace Cultural y Desarrollo Integral Mexicano de Lehigh Valley, Inc. will give a brief introduction and perform two Mexican folklore dances. After the screening, join us for a discussion with the ICDI on Dia De Los Muertos. 

Be sure to get your FREE tickets here!  

The Stones and Brian Jones 

The next screening in this musical series is The Stones and Brian Jones, showing on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. Featuring revealing interviews with all the main players and never-before-seen archives, this film explores the creative musical genius of Brian Jones, the key to the success of the Rolling Stones. The film uncovers how the founder of what became the greatest rock ’n’ roll band in the world was left behind in the shadows of history. This screening is not rated.  

Tickets for ArtsQuest Members and Circle Donors are $10. For students and seniors, tickets are $11 and for the general public tickets are $13. Get your tickets here! 

School Of Rock  

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, School of Rock comes to the Frank Banko Cinemas for its 20th anniversary. Prior to the film, there will be a performance by the School of Rock house band, The Bank Street Band, at 6:30 p.m. The film starts at 7:30 p.m. featuring Jack Black as a hell-raising guitarist who has been kicked out of his band and is desperate for work. He impersonates a substitute teacher and turns a class of fifth-grade high-achievers into high-voltage rock and rollers. Joan Cusack portrays the principal of the private school where Black is prepping the kids for a Battle of the Bands. This screening is PG-13. 
Tickets for ArtsQuest Members and Circle Donors are $7.50. For ages 25 & under and seniors tickets are $8. For the general public, tickets are $10. You can purchase tickets for this School of Rock event here

Dolly Parton ROCKSTAR: The Global First Listen Event 

On Wednesday, November 15, at 7:30 p.m., Dolly Parton celebrates the release of her star-studded rock album, ROCKSTAR at the Frank Banko Alehouse. The album includes a global first-listen fan event featuring selections from the album and an exclusive interview with Dolly on Nov. 15, with select encores on Nov. 16. The behind-the-album event will feature a sneak peek of select tracks and music videos from the upcoming album set to be released on Nov. 17. Plus, there will be an exclusive performance of a holiday song and her classic hit “9 to 5.” This film is PG.  

Tickets cost $10 for ArtsQuest Members and Circle Donors. Students and seniors’ tickets are $11. General admission tickets are $13. You won’t want to miss this first listen event, get your tickets here now.  


RENAISSANCE: A FILM BY BEYONCÉ premiers on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 7:15 p.m. Beyoncé accentuates the journey of RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR, from its inception to the opening in Stockholm, Sweden, to the finale in Kansas City, Missouri. It is about Beyoncé’s intention, hard work, involvement in every aspect of the production, her creative mind and purpose to create her legacy and master her craft. Received with extraordinary acclaim, Beyoncé’s RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR created a sanctuary for freedom, and shared joy, for more than 2.7 million fans. 

This film is not rated. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased here for the Nov. 30 screening or to view additional screenings of this film.  


On Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m., IMMEDIATE FAMILY tracks the rise and collaborations of a group of legendary session musicians Danny Kortchmar, Leland Sklar, Russ Kunkel, and Waddy Wachtel through the 1970s and onward, chronicling their illustrious partnerships and their formidable record of hit-making. The foundations of their enduring friendship, formed on the road and in studios, is recalled with dynamite clarity — reminisced with fondness through intimate interviews with the guys themselves, as well as the memories of some of rock’s most iconic voices including Carole King, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Keith Richards, Don Henley, Stevie Nicks, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Lyle Lovett, Phil Collins, and more. IMMEDIATE FAMILY is a backstage tour spanning multiple. 

Tickets for ArtsQuest Members and Circle Donors are $10. For students and seniors, tickets are $11 and for the general public tickets are $13. Check the SteelStacks website for additional details on the film and for tickets! 

To see the full movie schedule for the months of November and December, visit the SteelStacks website! Be sure to come out to our Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas and catch all of our unique screenings.