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The Catlow Theater

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116 W Main St, Barrington, IL 60010-3010
+1 847-381-0777
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Glad to support this excellent (& historic) local venue

Barrington's Catlow Theatre is a hidden gem and I cannot recommend this theater highly enough. Our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
S2809HVstephenc
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Palatine, United States
Homey and you can't beat the price.

I love the feel of this theater. I appreciate that I don't have to pay an arm and a leg to see a... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
Elisabeth S
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Fox River Grove, Illinois
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  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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116 W Main St, Barrington, IL 60010-3010
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Barrington's Catlow Theatre is a hidden gem and I cannot recommend this theater highly enough. Our family has enjoyed the "movie theater" experience for years at the CATLOW that is missing from modern multi-screen multiplex movies, and certainly as an alternative to watching movies on...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2018

I love the feel of this theater. I appreciate that I don't have to pay an arm and a leg to see a movie. The prices for the popcorn are reasonable as well. It is nice to have people that care about the theatre and...More

Thank Elisabeth S
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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

We go to this movie theater at least once a month--worth the 1/2 hour drive. The films are of many genres: from art films I can't see in my area to current popular films. The staff are friendly, the popcorn is great, the seats are...More

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

Barrington's Catlow Theater is one a few remaining "home town" entertainment venues. The only problem is it's a "dinosaur" compared to other movie venues no more than 10 minutes away. It's technologically outdated, uncomfortable and overpriced, especially since it doesn't offer movie goers first-run releases.

Thank Joe A
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

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!

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Reviewed August 14, 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
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Reviewed July 10, 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

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Reviewed May 25, 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 NSBer
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Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Jennifer T
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Reviewed April 10, 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
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