May 28th marked
the 85th year in business for the Catlow Theater. May 24th was
the 24th year of ownership anniversary for Tim, Roberta and their
silent partners Carl Rauchenberger, Art Rice and Karen Buzek. See
page for more information on the Catlow.
WGN-TV's "Chicago's Best" program again: This time Brittney Payton returns home to Barrington to talk with her buddy, Roberta, and feature Boloney's as part of their Best Of The Northwest Suburbs episode:
The Catlow has
established a fan club page on Facebook - the internet social
networking site. The Catlow
Theater group is a meeting place for friends, fans and
employees present and past to gather. Feel free to jot down your
favorite memories of the theater while there and share them
with the world!
For all former employees... the thought was that this
would be a good spot for you to meet up and keep in touch. If you
find this group, pass it on to other past Catlow and Boloney's employees
that you are in contact with.
Duarte interviewed Roberta and some Catlow and Boloney's customers
for a segment entitled Ice
Storm Headed To Chicagoland for the Monday, December 10th News
At Nine broadcast. The interviews took place in front of the Catlow
and inside Boloney's.
5 Chicago aired a special report by Anna Davlantes on Wednesday,
November 28th entitled Extravagant
Gifts: When Santa's Got Much Money. The feature included a Barrington
Hills home that has a basement entertainment center built to look
like the Catlow. The cost... $190,000! That's $80,000 more than the
cost to build the real Catlow back in 1927.
Radio's John Wiliams brought his Hometown Voices Tour to Barrington
which featured an Audio Portrait of the Catlow Theater by Max Armstrong.
To hear it, go to this
page and choose Portrait 2. You'll need Real Audio Player to
listen to it.
28th marked the 80th Anniversary of the Catlow Theater (and Tim & Roberta's
19th year here on the 24th.) See our History
page for more information on the Catlow. As part of our 80th
year celebration, we will be presenting the George Lucas summer classic
from 1973 - AMERICAN GRAFFITI.
This will be a one-night only event
- July 9th at 7:00 P.M. - so mark your calendar!
Theater - 80th Anniversary Commemorative Prints
INAUGURAL PROGRAM COVER
poster is an enlarged artistic reproduction of the Catlow Theater
opening-night Inaugural Program cover. The original artwork from
1927 is by noted Prairie School sculptor and designer Alfonso
Iannelli Studios of Park Ridge designed the interiors of the
Catlow Theater. Iannelli's involvement was a major contributing
factor in having the theater approved for placement on the National
Register Of Historic Places.
There are two 13" x 19" print editions available:
The first is a fine art archival print on a
100% cotton rag base, buffered and acid free, with a unique museum
quality feel. (260 gsm weight) Printed with archival quality
……… This edition sells
for $35.00 - unframed.
The second edition is printed on paper stock
using the same archival quality pigment inks.
This commemorative poster is an artistically
enhanced black and white photo enlargement of the Catlow Theater
from 1930. It features the original marquee and the original
street lamps that flank the entranceway from the street. The
bottom caption reads, "1927 - CATLOW THEATER - 80th ANNIVERSARY
This 19" x 13" edition is printed on paper stock
using archival quality pigment inks.
……… This edition sells
for $25.00 - unframed.
Both prints are on display in
the Catlow lobby and can be ordered at the Catlow or Boloney's
resident Terri Castonzo tells the Daily Herald's Eric Peterson how,
in 1972, she had to travel all the way out to the Catlow from Chicago
to see THE GODFATHER in the article Longtime
fan praises Pacino.
Special Movie Event - To coincide with the Catlow presentation of WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR?, the Fox Valley Electric Auto Association has arranged to have a number of their member's electrically operated vehicles on display outside the theater for a special showing. The owner/operators will be on hand to answer questions about their electric autos operation and performance. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 28th between 4:00 & 8:30 P.M. in front of the Catlow on Main Street.
They are being well received at both the theater
and at Boloney's next door. Now you don't have to drive all the way
into the city and get "attitude" to enjoy great popcorn
flavors. Stop by the theater or Boloney's during our regular business
hours to satisfy your popcorn fix.
anyone who shares your enthusiasm for seeing this week's film?
Your mate is glued to sports, that latest T.V. show or the internet
Your friends are all tied-up for the evening?
Need a little “me time” after a long week?
Whatever the reason, there is no longer any need
to miss the movie because you may feel awkward going to the
We are setting aside two special evenings for you to get away on
your own to see our current feature. Come to "SOLO SUNDAYS" and "MONO
MONDAYS" at the Catlow and enjoy some personal viewing time
among other like-minded movie lovers.
But, please... don't feel limited to just those two nights... Solo
Cinemaphiles are always welcomed, any night that you can make it
Barrington Area Historical Society float won
first prize in this years 4th of July parade. The float was an amazingly
recreated 1/6 scale-sized
version of the Catlow stage complete with a live puppet show. The
float was auctioned off to help local charities.
Catlow Theater is honored to be one of 30 historic theaters
included in the new book CINEMA
TREASURES: A NEW LOOK AT CLASSIC
THEATERS by Ross Melnick and Andreas Fuchs. More
Book Info On Amazon