Teen Movie Showings

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

September 13 | October 11 | 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 October and November. Get in the Halloween and Thanksgiving spirit! Admission is open to all, though space is limited. Popcorn will be provided! All films are rated PG.

Friday, October 5 — Hotel Transylvania

Monday, October 8 — ParaNorman

Friday, October 26 — Hocus Pocus

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.

September 10 — The Pixar Story

The story of the pioneering computer animation studio Pixar, featuring contributions from the studio’s bosses and a host of actors who have lent their voices to their creations, including Tom Hanks. Films such as `Toy Story’ and `A Bug’s Life’ have led to the studio becoming one of the most consistently successful, both critically and financially, of recent years.

(2017, Rated G, 1 hour 28 minutes)

October 8 — Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles

A man tries to piece together cryptic messages left on tiles on streets across the U.S. and South America.

(2011, Unrated, 1 hour 27 minutes)

November 12 — The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

Named “Video Game Player of the Century” in 1999, Billy Mitchell sets a record score in “Donkey Kong” that many felt would never be broken. In 2003 Steve Wiebe, who has recently lost his job, learns about the record, sets out to beat it and does. So both men embark on a cross-country battle for inclusion in the 2007 Guinness Book of World Records as the supreme king of the electronic game.

(2007, Rated PG-13, 1 hour 19 minutes)

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.


Fright Night Double Feature

Monday, October 29 at the Bensenville Library

7:00 p.m. | The Monster Squad (1987)
9:00 p.m. | Creepshow (1982)

Join us at the Library for our annual Fright Night Double Feature! We will be screening both movies in the Library’s auditorium—equipped with stadium seating and new HD projection.  The 7:00 p.m. showing of The Monster Squad is rated PG-13 with a running time of 1 hour 22 minutes, and the 9:00 p.m. showing of Creepshow is rated R with a running time of 2 hours 10 minutes.


Thor: Ragnarok

Wednesday, July 18 at 2:00 p.m. at the Library
AGES: 12–18 years old

Kick back, relax, and join the Library for a free showing of Thor: Ragnarok!  Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization. (2017, PG-13, 2 hr 10 min)


Hispanic Heritage Film Festival / Festival de películas para el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Library will present the following films on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. at the Bensenville Library:

September 17 Bless Me, Ultima (2013, English with Spanish Subtitles)
September 24 – No culpes al karma de lo que te pasa por gilipollas / Don’t Blame Karma for Being an Idiot  (2016, Spanish with English Subtitles)
October 1 – Sin Nombre / Nameless (2009, Spanish with English Subtitles)
October 15 – Más negro que la noche / Darker Than Night (2014, Spanish with English Subtitles)

This program is a part of our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. To learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month and see all of the programs and events, please click here.

A las 7:00 p.m. | En el salón adentro de la biblioteca

¡Venga con nosotros como celebramos el Mes de la Herencia Hispana con una colección de películas en español e inglés!


17 de septiembre: Bendíceme, última  (2013, En inglés con subtítulos en español)

Esta película está concentrada en la relación entre un joven y una mujer mayor de medicina quien le ayuda contender con la batalla de lo bueno y lo malo que rabia en su pueblo. Esos eventos pasan en Nuevo México durante la época de la Segunda Guerra Mundial.


24 de septiembre: No culpes al karma de lo que te pasa por gilipollas  (2016, En español con subtítulos en inglés)

La vida de una mujer se convierte caótica después de saber que su hermana está prometida a su novio anterior de la preparatoria. ¡No puedes siempre culpar el karma para todo!


1 de octubre: Sin Nombre (2009, En español con subtítulos en inglés)

Buscando la promesa de América, joven Sayra viene con su padre en una odisea para cruzar el guantelete del campo de Latinoamérica. Durante el camino, ella encuentra a un adolescente mexicano quien es parte de una pandilla y está escapando la violencia de su pasado. Juntos tienen que ser listos, y fiar en fe y confianza si ellos van a sobrevivir un viaje peligroso hacia la esperanza de sus vidas nuevas.


15 de octubre: Más negro que la noche (2014, En español con subtítulos en inglés)

Una mujer joven hereda una mansión después del fallecimiento de su tía, y también hereda su gato negro que retrata mucho peligro. Un poco después de vivir en la hacienda con sus tres amigas, una serie de eventos supernaturales pasan, dejando las paralizadas.


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.

October 18 | November 15 | December 20 | January 17 | February 21

Thursday, October 18 – Tully

Marlo is a New York suburbanite who’s about to give birth to her third child. Her husband, Ron, is loving and works hard, but remains clueless about the demands that motherhood puts on his wife. When the baby is born, Marlo’s wealthy brother hires a nighttime nanny named Tully to help his sister handle the workload. Hesitant at first, Marlo soon learns to appreciate all that Tully does — forming a special bond with her new, lifesaving friend.

(2018, Rated R, 1 hour 35 minutes)

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

Foreign Language Film Series

Join us on the second Monday 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 our Foreign Language Film Series, featuring films in a variety of languages. Admission is free! All films will be presented in their native languages with English subtitles.

Monday, August 13 – 3 Idiotas

Two lifelong friends embark on a quest to find a college buddy who disappeared without a trace the day before graduation.

(2017, rated PG-13, 1 hour 46 minutes) – Language: Spanish

Please note: all Foreign Language Film Series showings will be at the Bensenville Library