Science fiction film festival starts in Bethlehem
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Science fiction film festival starts in Bethlehem

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

Beep Boop, Beep Boop: A Sci-Fi Film Festival will take place July 25-28 and will feature 13 films over the four days.

The festival will kick off on Thursday, July 25 with a screening of Terminator (40th Anniversary). The screening will be accompanied by a pre-recorded interview with director James Cameron and producer Gale Anne Hurd about the importance of arthouse cinema and the film’s indie roots.

On Friday there will be screenings of the films: Barbarella (1968), Edge of Tomorrow (2014) and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai in the 8th Dimension (40th Anniversary).

On Saturday, the festival will continue 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 films include The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), Annihilation (2018) and Space is the Place (50th anniversary).

Standard admission for each film is $11, with discounts available for seniors, children, and adults under 25. Tickets can be purchased online at

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