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“Good local theater”
Review of The Catlow Theater

The Catlow Theater
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Barrington
Certificate of Excellence
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Barrington, Illinois
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65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good local theater”
Reviewed 29 May 2013

If you like the old local movie places then this is worth a visit and they offer great prices. Seats are very hard and not very comfortable, but prices worth the discomfort from time to time

Visited July 2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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155 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Back to the future with dinner”
Reviewed 7 May 2013 via mobile

I had the opportunity to visit the Catlow on a recent visit to Chicago. It is situated in the suburb of Barrington. The theater has an old time charm but is comfortable. The acoustics are good and the seats are comfy. We went next door and had dinner at Baloneys which is attached to the theater. The food was typical deli food - delicious and plentiful. It is not the multiplex experience which is what makes it so different and charming. I would be a regular if I lived there.

Visited May 2013
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Lake Zurich
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33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Movies and a sandwich”
Reviewed 29 April 2013

Great Sandwiches, good place to watch a movie, not all plastic like some of the new theaters. Great old palace

Visited August 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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82 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A trip to the past”
Reviewed 16 April 2013

In the heart of Barrington this wonderful old theater brings the charm and formality back to move going. There is just one screen (which has recently gone digital - updated) and on it you will enjoy not just the movie on screen but the beautiful theater environment that surrounds you.

Defiantly a must if you're in the area.

Visited March 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Barrington tradition and well worth the trip”
Reviewed 20 March 2013

I saw Gone With the Wind there as a kid and being in a nostalgic theatre like that made the experience impactful. It's just a fun theatre and proves bigger isn't always better. NEVER NEVER close this gem!

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