Elton John, Woodstock and Jimi Hendrix Movies Highlight Rock Films Coming to SteelStacks This Summer

Featured Image (left to right):  Taron Egerton as Elton John in Rocketman from Paramount Pictures. © 2018 PARAMOUNT PICTURES | (c) Sam Feinsilver Authentic Hendrix, LLC | Photo by Nicole Bazuin

BETHLEHEM, PA —The Elton John biopic “Rocketman,” “Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church” and “Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music” are among the many rock films and documentaries being shown at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas of the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks this summer.

“Rocketman,” the epic musical fantasy starring actor Taron Egerton as iconic singer and composer Elton John, and directed by Dexter Fletcher (co-director of “Bohemian Rhapsody”), opens May 30, 9:45 p.m. with a sneak preview screening. Tickets for the film, which kicks off its full run May 31, are $7.50-$10.

To kick off ArtsQuest’s “Peace, Love & Rock ‘N’ Roll” weekend celebration of Woodstock’s 50th anniversary, the film “Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music” opens Aug. 12, 1:30 p.m. Tickets for the screenings are $9.50-$12. As part of “Peace, Love & Rock ‘N’ Roll,” free concerts will also be held at Levitt Pavilion Aug. 16-18.  Jefferson Airplane tribute Reverend Jefferson, Craig Thatcher presenting The Music of Jimi Hendrix and Experience Janis, a heartfelt Janis Joplin tribute, are among the performers taking the stage. For more information, visit www.levittsteelstacks.org/concerts.

“Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese,” which opens June 11, 7:30 p.m., is a one-of-a-kind experience. Created by master filmmaker Martin Scorsese, the film brings to life the story of the troubled spirit of America in 1975, and the joyous music that Bob Dylan brought to the stage during the fall of that year. Tickets for the show are $9.50-$12.

The complete list of upcoming rock films and documentaries is:


“Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock N’ Roll”

May 23, 7:30 p.m.

May 30, 7:30 p.m.

Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

The story of the long-troubled town of Asbury Park, and how the power of music can unite a divided community.

Tickets: $12 regular | $10 student & senior | $9.50 ArtsQuest Member

 

“Rocketman”

May 30, 9:45 p.m.

May 31, 12:15p.m., 3:15 p.m., 6 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

June 1 and 2, 11:45 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m.

June 3, 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

June 4 and 5, 1:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m.

June 6, 12:45 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 8:45 p.m.

Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

This inspirational story tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture.

Tickets: $10 regular | $8 student & senior | $7.50 ArtsQuest Member

 

“Carmine Street Guitars”

June 2, 7 p.m.

Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

The film captures five days in the life of Carmine Street Guitars, a custom guitar shop in the heart of the lux Greenwich Village, while examining an all-too-quickly vanishing way of life.

Tickets: $10 regular | $8 student & senior | $7.50 ArtsQuest Member

 

“Pick It Up! – Ska in the ‘90s”

June 9, 7 p.m.

Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

An independent documentary film about the rise in popularity of ska music in the 1990s, showcasing the underground scene in its rise to the spotlight.

Tickets: $10 regular | $8 student & senior | $7.50 ArtsQuest Member

 

“Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese”

June 11, 7:30 p.m.

Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

The story of the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Bob Dylan brought to the stage during the fall of that year.

Tickets: $12 regular | $10 student & senior | $9.50 ArtsQuest Member

 

“Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church”

June 18, 7:30 p.m.

Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

This film features footage of Jimi Hendrix’s unforgettable July 4, 1970 concert in its original performance sequence together with a new documentary that traces his journey to the festival amidst the darkness of that time.

Tickets: $12 regular | $10 student & senior | $9.50 ArtsQuest Member

 

“Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music”

Aug. 12, 1:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 13, 1:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

Elton John, Woodstock and Jimi Hendrix Movies Highlight Rock Films Coming to SteelStacks This Summer

 

Aug. 17, 12 p.m.
Aug. 18, 11 a.m.

Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

The newly remastered version of a landmark, Oscar®-winning documentary capturing the electricity of 17 best-selling artists’ performances and the experience of those who lived it.

Tickets: $12 regular | $10 student & senior | $9.50 ArtsQuest Member

 

Tickets for all films are on sale now at www.steelstacks.org or by calling the ArtsQuest Box Office at 610-332-3378. The Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas are located at 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. For more information, visit www.steelstacks.org.

Information and images provided to TVL by:
Mark Demko, ArtsQuest
http://www.artsquest.org/