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The Catlow Theater

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Address: 116 W Main St, Barrington, IL 60010-3010
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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... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2016
Ramya R
Barrington, Illinois
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Barrington, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 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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178 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 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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242 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2016

While it migh not t be as high tech or have reclining seats like the other theaters, the Catlow is a great place to take in a movie. The theater itself was much bigger than I thought. The seats are comfortable. The theater has exposed rafters and lots of woodwork that reminded me a bit of German influence. The sound... More 

Thank Green24
Barrington, Illinois
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10 reviews
Reviewed June 2, 2016

The callow is a restored 192014 movie house. It's big. Ornate. And funma great place to take the kids or grandkids who only know the multiplex. Process are reasonable. Popcorn is great. You can get a take in fabulous sandwich from the connected Baloney's sandwich shop.

Thank rick m
Barrington, Illinois
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2016

If you are looking for a mega center with lots of choices this is not it. For a theater with historic charm, comfortable seating and reasonable ticket prices, This is the place! And if you get there before the show get a fantastic sandwich at Baloney's in front.

Thank skjacobs
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

The Catlow lets its audience vote on the films presented and the prices can't be beat--even at the popcorn counter. The staff is friendly and you can email Tim (who virtually saved the Catlow) with any comments and concerns and he answers! We drive 1/2 hour to attend the films and also love Boloneys next door (great deli with huge... More 

Thank Calmac3
Palatine, Illinois
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179 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2016

Have lived in the NW burbs for a long time and finally made it to the Catlow- very nice old theater showing not quite new release movies. Gorgeous place!

Thank James C
Barrington, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2016

So cozy, so unique, so dang small towny. Barrington loves the Catlow, I LOVE the Catlow. Order your sandwich from Boloney's next door and eat it while watching the movie. Tim runs a top notch place, current flicks at great prices. Gorgeous, historic landmark theater.

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