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Movies as they were meant to be seen

Excellent historical old theater. Movies like they used to be. I saw The Godfather in this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
F2762NXthomasb
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South Bend, United States
A Great Place to Gather with Friends

There is a coziness about the Catlow Theater. You don't have any previews, instead you learn about... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
larrysG3375RJ
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Chicago area
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent historical old theater. Movies like they used to be. I saw The Godfather in this theater back in 1972

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank F2762NXthomasb
Reviewed November 7, 2018

There is a coziness about the Catlow Theater. You don't have any previews, instead you learn about businesses in the community before the movie starts. You can order dinner, have a glass of wine while you watch the film or dine in the adjacent diner....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank larrysG3375RJ
Reviewed November 6, 2018

It's so nice to be able to grab a sandwich and glass of wine to sit down with and enjoy a movie. The movies are fairly new. Parking hasn't been a problem, even though it's on the main street of downtown Barrington. Definitely recommend this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Chicagoland's northwestern suburbs have very few of these classic movie houses remaining and the Catlow is among the best. Retaining a large single-screen in this rustic but elegant movie theatre gives viewers the true BIG SCREEN adventure that some of us "mature" movie goers enjoy....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank stevec0nley
Reviewed June 25, 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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Calmac3
Reviewed June 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: January 2018
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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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Calmac3
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Joe A
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!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank barringt0nh0tt0mat0
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