Sci-Fi film festival will explode in Bethlehem

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Local sci-fi fans have reason to celebrate. A film festival focused on the genre is coming to Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at ArtsQuest in Bethlehem later this month.

Beep Boop, Beep Boop: A Sci-Fi Film Festival will be held July 25-28 and features 13 films over four days.

The festival opens on Thursday 25 July with a screening of The Terminator (40th Anniversary). Included in the screening will be a screening of a pre-recorded Q&A between director James Cameron and producer Gale Anne Hurd about the importance of art house theaters and the film’s indie roots.

Friday screenings will include Barbarella (1968), Edge of Tomorrow (2014) and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (40th Anniversary).

On Saturday, the festival continues with screenings of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (40th anniversary), After Yang (2021), Galaxy Quest (25th anniversary) and a free screening of Timecrimes (2007). Sunday’s films will include The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), Annihilation (2018) and Space is the Place (50th anniversary).

Regular tickets per movie are $11, with discounts available for seniors, children and adults under 25. Tickets can be purchased online at

This local news was reported with generative AI assistance.

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