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The Catlow Theater

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Address: 116 W Main St, Barrington, IL 60010-3010
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Favorite theater ever

This iconic landmark has been and will be in my heart forever. It's architecture, ambiance and location are wonderful. But the best part of the Catlow is the owner. Tim (and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Heidi S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This iconic landmark has been and will be in my heart forever. It's architecture, ambiance and location are wonderful. But the best part of the Catlow is the owner. Tim (and his partner Roberta who sadly passed away recently) cares about people, the community and serving both. Grab a meal at the adjacent Baloneys sandwich shop and bring it in... More 

Thank Heidi S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

An historic locally owned movie theater that's had it's seating and sound system updated for quality movie viewing. Ticket prices are $7 and $6 for some weekend shows. Charming Bavarian decor. Adjoining restaurant, Baloney's, serves a variety of generous sandwiches, salads, hot dogs and soups. A great combo for movie night out!

Thank ThumbsUpBarrington
Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Just went to see Lion at the Catlow on Sunday evening. This is a great old theatre which has been made better with new digital film technology, seats and sound system. The prices for the movies as well as concessions are wonderful, and its a great place to spend the evening. To complete the experience, go to the adjoining Boloneys... More 

Thank pattyjasinski
Fox River Grove, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Very cool old school theatre that has been updated with digital film technology. If you can get tickets to the Oscar Short Film event - do it! It's fantastic. DK

Thank Don K
Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Recently saw Manchester By The Sea at The Catlow. Great historic theater with modern sound system and digital video. Best popcorn around!!

Thank Darlene K
Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

excellent movie theater comfortable seats have gone here through out the last 20 years have always been satisified

Thank diana g
Barrington, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Nice, old-fashioned theater, close to several restaurants in downtown Barrington, makes for a nice evening outing. Tickets are not super expensive. However, I've found the theater dirty (littered) both times I've been there. Also, I think Catlow would greatly benefit if they remodeled to become a dual-plex. They could then be running at full capacity in two theaters instead of... More 

Thank Ramya R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I've never been to the Theater but have eaten at their sandwich shop (Boloney's Sandwich Shop) many times. Really tasty.

Thank dkaplan435
Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This is a single classic theater. They have newer movies but just one at time. The seats are comfortable. The best thing are that the prices are much lower than any other theater!

Thank ROIofLife
Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Not only is that the only theater in Barrington but it is a throwback to yesteryears. It is such a delightful theater and the best part is you can bring sandwiches in from the restaurant next-door great place to watch a movie at discount price. Join the hundreds of patrons that have donated to the upkeep of this great theater.

Thank mark s

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