Lunchtime Theater


Summer Lunchtime Theater
Thursdays at 12:00 p.m.
June 13—August 1 | ALL AGES

Bring your sack lunch and join us for a weekly summer movie while taking advantage of stadium seating, free popcorn, and new HD projection in the Library’s auditorium! Film titles for this program are announced one month prior to showing. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

June 13Nickelodeon’s The Great Summer Campout: featuring Bubble Guppies, Shimmer & Shine, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Sunny Day, and Nella the Princess Night (rated TV-Y, run time: 91 min)

June 20Ramona & Beezus (rated G, run time: 88 min)

June 27Puppy Dog Pals: Going On a Mission (rated TV-Y, run time: 84 min)

July 11Penguins of Madagascar: The Movie (rated PG, run time: 92 min)

July 18Team Umizoomi: Animal Heroes (rated TV-Y, run time: 91 min)

July 25Lilo & Stitch (rated PG, run time: 85 min)

August 1The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave (rated G, run time: 82 min)

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.


June 10 — Jodorowsky’s Dune

Filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky discusses how he would have adapted Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel “Dune” for the big screen.

(2013, Rated PG-13, 1 hour 30 minutes)


July 8 — My Kid Could Paint That

After watching her dad paint, 4-year-old Marla Olmstead decides she’d like to be a painter too. Showing remarkable facility, she’s soon got paintings hanging in a local coffee shop and a handful of interested buyers. A local paper picks up the story, followed by the New York Times, and overnight Marla is hailed as a child prodigy. But not everybody is convinced that Marla painted the works alone. In the wake of a “60 Minutes” piece about her, it begins to look more and more like she had help.

(2007, Rated PG-13, 1 hour 23 minutes)


August 12 — The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara

Former corporate whiz kid Robert McNamara was the controversial Secretary of Defense in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, during the height of the Vietnam War. This Academy Award-winning documentary, augmented by archival footage, gives the conflicted McNamara a platform on which he attempts to confront his and the U.S. government’s actions in Southeast Asia in light of the horrors of modern warfare, the end of ideology and the punitive judgment of history.

(2003, Rated PG-13, 1 hour 47 minutes)

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.


Image result for ben is back posterThursday, June 20 – Ben Is Back

Nineteen-year-old Ben Burns unexpectedly returns to his family’s suburban home on Christmas Eve. Ben’s mom, Holly, is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son’s drug addiction. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother’s undying love gets put to the test as Holly does everything in her power to keep Ben clean.

(2018, Rated R, 1 hour 43 minutes)

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

Family Movie Night


Family Movie Night has a new time! Movie showings are now at 6:30 p.m.

Join the Library the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 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.


Image result for how to train your dragon the hidden worldTuesday, July 2 – How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

As Hiccup fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful
dragon utopia, Toothless’ discovery of an untamed,
elusive mate draws the Night Fury away. When
danger mounts at home and Hiccup’s reign as
village chief is tested, both dragon and rider must
make impossible decisions to save their kind.

(2019 | Rated PG | 1 hour 44 minutes)

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