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The Catlow Theater

116 W Main St, Barrington, IL 60010-3010
+1 847-381-0777
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Precious Gem

By any standards this 'movie house' is the real deal! Upgraded and comfortable, with easy parking... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Barrington, Illinois
Trip back in time....

Great old theater that draws an older crowd. All local commercials before the show adds to the... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Bill C
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116 W Main St, Barrington, IL 60010-3010
+1 847-381-0777
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Reviewed 6 days ago

By any standards this 'movie house' is the real deal! Upgraded and comfortable, with easy parking, The Carlow feels like home. They show the latest movies and the price is usually 5or6 bucks!

Thank barringt0nh0tt0mat0
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Great old theater that draws an older crowd. All local commercials before the show adds to the nastalga. The theater itself is wonderfully retro. Seating is still small, but this is always a great evening.

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The Catlow Theatre is a very unique yet quaint movie theatre. It is located in downtown Barrington, Illinois. The décor is retro and the comfort level is good! The movies are sometimes replayed for more than 1 week, making it available for all to see....More

Thank robert p
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Of you like history go to this place as early as you can. It oozes history. You can easily imagine this place 80 years ago, with live entertainment. Not many of these places exist. Go for the experience, hopefully you like the movie.

Thank JohnScpa
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We went to see an interesting movie. Had great sandwiches beforehand. Enjoyable evening out with my honey!

Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 10 April 2017

You will love this historic small town theater. Come on in and enjoy a show - the price is right and each time we've attended, we've been greeted by the owner as he sold us our tickets. I like the fact that it's a one...More

Thank Tracee P
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Watch excellent movies in comfortable seats, among your friends and neighbors (who understand movie etiquette) ... on the cheap! Add Baloney's wonderful sandwiches next door and you have a very special experience. Simply the BEST.

Thank falca191
Reviewed 19 March 2017 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...More

Thank Heidi S
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....More

Thank ThumbsUpBarrington
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...More

Thank pattyjasinski
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