116 W Main Street

Barrington, IL 60010

Phone: (224) 634-7880

Catlow Arts Center

We are completing our process of gaining 501{c}3 non-profit status. There are big plans in the works to turn The Catlow into a live music, performing arts center and art gallery, as well as continuing with movie presentations. Our goal is to repair and rejuvenate the Catlow Building from the basement to the roof. The theater turned 94 years old this May 28th and she is in need of tender, loving care and safety-code updates to keep her running for generations to come. 

This transformation will be a tremendous boost for the Barrington community as well as all of our surrounding communities. The Catlow has so much to offer, just as it did in the past. We need to return to the splendor that this auditorium has to provide for everyone.

Our cinema presentations will be closed until further notice. The sooner we meet our goals and get the restoration going,  the sooner we can reopen to the public!

If you feel that you can contribute your talent to our cause in some way, please contact me at: movies at thecatlow.com

Thank you for your support during this endeavor,


Established 1927

The Catlow Is An Alfonso Iannelli Designed Landmark

Listed on The National Register Of Historic Places

We have other things happening at The Catlow to help pay our bills with earned income…

Your Name In Lights!

We are still renting out our Catlow marquee by the day for your messages. Great for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings, Organizations, Memorials, Marriage Proposals, Holiday Greetings - or just give a shoutout to someone you care about… whatever you desire. The message board is available for all days of the week and weekends. The weekends are going fast, so reserve your date soon!
224-634-7880 for more information or to schedule your message.

Be sure to get your order in for… 

Here is the link:
BOLONEY’S BOOK  - FYI - since we’ve been asked so many times… yes, it includes our world famous Turkey Salad recipe.

We are eager to have parties here again!

Check back for info about Private Parties or Get Togethers!

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