What You'll Get
Like spritzing an email with cologne, blowing kisses at a movie screen is a heartfelt romantic gesture that proves fruitless in attracting movie stars. Experience unrequited love with today's deal: for $19, you get four tickets to the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem (up to a $38 value, depending on showtime). Today’s deal is not valid for food, drinks, or Soundtrack Comes Alive events, which typically occur the first Friday of every month. Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas offers a discounted price for students, seniors, and ArtsQuest members.
Guests at Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas sip local Yuengling brews and bistro-made beef sliders as their eyes and ears imbibe documentaries and independent or foreign films on two full-size screens. Collect your comestibles—not included in today's Groupon—from the cinematic chefs at Mike & Ike Bistro before slipping into brand-new, stadium-style seats with enough legroom for a family of octopi. After two trailers, the evening's feature film will flicker across the screen; recent showings include the locally produced historical documentary Bethlehem: The Christmas City and Beginners, an indie drama starring Ewan McGregor as a plucky, light-saber-wielding kindergartener.
Moviegoers can reserve their places in the venue's 100- or 200-seat theaters in advance online, and should plan to arrive at the theater on time—Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas stops selling tickets five minutes before the film starts to keep late arrivals from interrupting the show. Built atop the former Bethlehem Steel Plant, the venue also wows nighttime visitors with views of illuminated blast furnaces and clouds shaped like Grover Cleveland’s moustache.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 1, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must redeem all tickets by 1/1/13. Not valid for "Soundtrack Comes Alive" showings. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.