Beep Boop, Beep Boop: A Sci-Fi Film Festival Returns to ArtsQuest

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Bethlehem, Lehigh Valley, PA – July 8, 2024 – ArtsQuest is excited to announce the return of the Sci-Fi Film Festival being held from July 25 – July 28 at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, located inside the ArtsQuest Center. There will be thirteen films shown over four action packed days with a carefully curated selection that spans the vast scope of the genre’s wonders, from blockbuster classics to mind-bending animations to boundary pushing art house films. Regular tickets per film are $11. Ages 25 and under as well as seniors are $8.50 and $7.50 for ArtsQuest Members. Tickets can be purchased at

The festival will kick off on Thursday, July 25 in celebration of Art House Theater Day. Art House Theater Day is a day where exhibitors and audiences alike will come together to celebrate all that art house theaters and independent films contribute to our cultural landscape: ambitious and innovative art that provokes, challenges, entertains and inspires. Included with the screening of The Terminator on July 25, will be a pre-recorded Art House Cinema-exclusive Q&A between James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd on the film’s indie roots and the critical importance of art house theaters.

The full festival lineup is listed below:

  • Thursday, July 25th
  • 7:30 p.m. – The Terminator (40th Anniversary) – Art House Theater Day 1984. Rated R.
  • Friday, July 26th
  •  5:00 p.m. – Barbarella 1968. Rated PG.
  •  7:15 p.m. – Edge of Tomorrow (10th Anniversary) 2014. Rated PG-13.
  • 9:45 p.m. – The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (40th Anniversary) 1984. Rated PG.
  • Saturday, July 27th
  • 12:00 p.m. – Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (40th Anniversary) 1984. Rated NR.
  • 2:30 p.m. – After Yang. 2021. Rated PG.
  • 4:45 p.m. – Galaxy Quest (25th Anniversary) 1999. Rated PG. Also part of the 1999 in Film Series: A Tribute to One of Cinema’s Greatest Years.
  • 7:00 p.m. – Timecrimes. 2007. Rated R. This is a FREE screening, also part of Cinema Significa…
  • 9:45 p.m. – Repo Man (40th Anniversary) 1984. Rated R.Sunday, July 28th
  • 12:00 p.m. – The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951. Rated G.
  • 2:30 p.m.- Annihilation 2018. Rated R.
  • 5:00 p.m. – Space is the Place (50th Anniversary)1974. Rated R
  • 7:00 p.m. – They Live w/ Programming Assistant Sarah Bess 1988. Rated R. Also part of our Sunday Night Staff Pick series.

About ArtsQuest  

ArtsQuest’s mission is to provide access to exceptional artistic, cultural and educational experiences using arts and culture as key elements of economic development for our urban communities. ArtsQuest™ supports this mission via the presentation of performing and visual arts, film, arts education classes and outreach, youth programming and cultural events. Through festivals such as its flagship event, Musikfest; the Banana Factory Arts Center; and the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks arts and cultural campus, ArtsQuest’s programming reaches more than 1.9 million people annually. The organization’s programs and events, over 50% of which are free to attend, have a combined economic impact of more than $136 million annually in the region.


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Bryn Keeney