Teen Movie Showings


Second Thursdays of the month at 6:00 p.m.
AGES: 12 to 18 years old

December 13 | January 10 | February 14

Join us for teen-friendly movies! Titles will be revealed one month before their showing and will be published on the Library’s website and at the Youth Services Desk. Movies will have a PG or PG-13 rating. Popcorn will be provided! No registration is required for this program.

 

No School Matinees


Movies start at 11:00 a.m. at the Library

No school? No problem! Join us for a movie on the days that school is closed in November. Get in the Thanksgiving spirit! Admission is open to all, though space is limited. Popcorn will be provided! All films are rated PG.

Monday, November 19 — Freebirds

Tuesday, November 20 — Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving

 

Documentary Film Series


Join the Library the second Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. for a new documentary film series! Take advantage of stadium seating, new HD projection, and free popcorn in the Library’s auditorium. For trailers and ratings, visit the Library’s website.


December 10 — Grizzly Man

Pieced together from Timothy Treadwell’s actual video footage, Werner Herzog’s remarkable documentary examines the calling that drove Treadwell to live among a tribe of wild grizzly bears on an Alaskan reserve. A devoted conservationist with a passion for adventure, Timothy believed he had bridged the gap between human and beast. When one of the bears he loved and protected tragically turns on him, the footage he shot serves as a window into our understanding of nature and its grim realities.

(2005, Rated R, 1 hour 44 minutes)


January 14 — Michael Jackson’s This is It

Months before King of Pop Michael Jackson was set to stage a spectacular comeback at London’s O2 arena, he died suddenly, under tragic circumstances. This documentary, directed by the man who was set to choreograph the highly anticipated gigs, offers a look at preparations for the shows and provides a revealing portrait of the man behind the controversy.

(2009, Rated PG, 1 hour 52 minutes)


February 11 — Catfish

When Nev Shulman, a New York photographer, receives a Facebook request from a child named Abby, he cannot guess the unusual odyssey on which he will soon embark. Abby sends Nev an unusually skilled painting based on one of his photos. Intrigued, he begins online relationships with the rest of Abby’s family, including her older sister, Megan. Though troubling inconsistencies soon emerge, Nev continues his online flirtation with Megan, resulting in a road trip to meet her in person.

(2010, Rated PG-13, 1 hour 34 minutes)

Holiday Throwback Bash


Tuesday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m. | Adults only!

Join us for a fun evening at the Library as we celebrate the upcoming holidays. We will be showing our favorite short holiday films and commercials! While we watch the films, we will also be completing a simple holiday craft.

 

Please note: For all adult crafting and DIY programs, doors to the event will open 15 minutes prior to the event start time. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and seats cannot be held.

 

Film Fanatics


Join us on the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. and take advantage of stadium seating, new HD projection, and free popcorn in the Library’s auditorium for a showing of cinematic gems you may have missed. Admission to the show is free! Film titles for this program are announced one month prior to the event.

December 20 | January 17 | February 21


Thursday, December 20 – Scrooged

In this modern take on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen). But after firing a staff member, Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait), on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by a series of ghosts who give him a chance to re-evaluate his actions and right the wrongs of his past.

(1988, Rated PG-13, 1 hour 41 minutes)

Please note: all Film Fanatics showings will be at the Bensenville Library

Family Movie Night


Join the Library the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. and take advantage of stadium seating, new HD projection, and free popcorn in the Library’s auditorium for a showing of our favorite family films. Admission to the show is free! Film titles for this program are announced one month prior to the event.

December 4 | February 5


Tuesday, December 4 – The Polar Express

Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis (“Forrest Gump”; “Cast Away”) reunite for “Polar Express,” an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

(2004 | Rated G | 1 hour 40 minutes)

Please note: all Family Movie Night showings will be at the Bensenville Library