The Catlow Theater in Barrington is one of only a handful of single screen theaters in existence today. The theater opened in 1927 and was renovated in 1996. Today the Catlow shows “mid- run” movies at bargain price. While we want you to enjoy the architecture of the renovated theater, the real star of the show just may be the sandwiches from Boloney’s the restaurant adjoining the Catlow. These sandwiches are enormous so you may want to share or be ready to take part of your dinner home with you. The best part of the Catlow experience is that you can enjoy your dinner while you are watching the show. The Catlow was one of the first theaters to allow dining during the show, however you must be prepared to balance on a tray on you lap while you dine. For a small fee you can order your dinner and they will bring it in to you. The concessions are also reasonably priced, great for families. Show times are limited to a 7:00 pm Sunday through Thursday and 5:30pm & 8:00pm Fridays and Saturdays.
Side note for all you history buffs, an original sculpture by Alfonso Ianneli resides in the lobby. Ianneli a local Park Ridge designer and sculpture worked on the Catlow as well as the Pickwick Theater in Park Ridge.
To get to the Catlow from the Barrington Metra Station, head northwest on Park Avenue, take a slight left on East CountyLine Road/East Main Street and the Catlow and Boloney’s will be on your right. Plan on a 4-5 minute walk.