THE CATLOW

MOVIE THEATER

116 W. Main Street

Barrington, Illinois

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An Alfonso Iannelli Designed Landmark

Listed on The National Register Of Historic Places

Established 1927

Theater Amenities:

Digital Projection

Digital 7.1 Surround Sound

New Matte White Screen

New Comfortable Seating

Listening Devices

Subtitle Device

Handicap Access

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Featuring food from Boloney's Sandwich Shop Monday thru Saturday. Boloney's is closed on Sundays and Holidays but Hot Dogs and Polish Sausage are available from The Catlow Concession Stand on Sundays and Holidays. Look over the menu here.

OUR PURPOSE:  Not only is The Catlow Theater old-style - so is our way of doing business. We keep our admission and concession prices lower than most movie theaters do these days. We are here to see that you pay a fair price and have an enjoyable time.

NOW SHOWING:

St. Vincent

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Friday and Saturday

5:45 & 8:00 PM

 

Sunday thru Thursday

7:00 PM

 

Admission:

$5.00

Cast:

Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O'Dowd, Naomi Watts, Scott Adsit, Terrence Howard, Nate Corddry, Lenny Venito, Kimberly Quinn, Katharina Damm

 

Director:

Theodore Melfi

 

Genre:

Comedy, Drama

 

MPAA Rating:

PG-13 for mature thematic material including sexual content, alcohol and tobacco use, and for language.

 

Runtime:

1 hour 43 minutes

 

Synopsis:

Maggie (McCarthy), a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year old son, Oliver (Lieberher). Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent (Murray), a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling.

 

An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair. Together with a pregnant stripper named Daka (Watts), Vincent brings Oliver along on all the stops that make up his daily routine - the race track, a strip club, and the local dive bar. Vincent helps Oliver grow to become a man, while Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to: a misunderstood man with a good heart.

CATLOW UPCOMING EVENTS:

The 2nd Annual Classic Christmas Matinee Series

The Community Church of Barrington is sponsoring another year of classic Christmas

movies at The Catlow.

The features this year will be:

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Saturday, December 6th @ 11am

THE POLAR EXPRESS Saturday, December 13th @ 11am

A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1951 Alastair Sim version!) Saturday, December 20th @11am

Admission will be $5 at the door for each feature.

COMING SOON ?

Help Choose Our Next Feature

 

Here's how the selection process works for upcoming features at The Catlow:

 

We choose a handful of movies that we think might interest you. Scan over the titles, view the included movie trailers (aka previews) and vote for your favorite titles. The titles with the most votes normally win - barring some unforeseen booking situation. The titles with the least votes are replaced with newer titles, so check back often.

 

We then present the movies with the most votes at an affordable price - if you don't mind waiting a few weeks to see them.

 

The Catlow is your theater. You tell us what you want to see and we'll try our hardest to get it booked here. You can also help us add other titles to the list. Simply send in your votes by filling out the 'Vote For Movies' form at the end of this section.

All movie trailers are in QuickTime format courtesy of Apple®.

Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks

 

Cast:

Gena Rowlands, Cheyenne Jackson, Rita Moreno, Julian Sands, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Anthony Zerbe, Simon Miller, Jacki Weaver

 

Director:

Arthur Allan Seidelman

 

Genre:

Comedy, Drama

 

MPAA Rating:

N/A

 

Runtime:

1 hour 47 minutes

 

Synopsis:

Based on the international hit play by Richard Alfieri which has played in 24 countries and in 14 languages, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks is a touching and human, yet madcap comedy about a formidable retired woman, Lily Harrison (Gena Rowlands), who hires an acerbic dance instructor, Michael Minetti (Cheyenne Jackson), to give her private dance lessons —one per week for six weeks— in her gulf-front condo in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.

 

What begins as an incompatible relationship blossoms into an intimate friendship as these two people from very different backgrounds reveal their secrets, fears, and joys while dancing the Swing, Tango, Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, and Contemporary Dance. By the final lesson, Lily shares her most closely guarded secret and he shares his greatest gifts, his loyalty and compassion

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John Wick

 

Cast:

Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, Willem Dafoe

 

Director:

Chad Stahelski

 

Genre:

Action, Adventure

 

MPAA Rating:

R for strong and bloody violence throughout, language and brief drug use.

 

Runtime:

1 hour 36 minutes

 

Synopsis:

An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, JOHN WICK (Keanu Reeves) is a fresh and stylized take on the "assassin genre".

The Judge

 

Cast:

Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shephard, Billy Bob Thornton, Ken Howard, Emma Tremblay, Balthazar Getty, David Krumholtz, Sarah Lancaster, Grace Zabriskie, Denis O'Hare

 

Director:

David Dobkin

 

Genre:

Drama

 

MPAA Rating:

R for sexual references, language, brief strong violence and some drug use.

 

Runtime:

2 hours 21 minutes

 

Synopsis:

In “The Judge,” Downey stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge (Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.

Whiplash

 

Cast:

Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser, Austin Stowell, Nate Lang, Max Kasch, Damon Gupton

 

Director:

Damien Chazelle

 

Genre:

Drama

 

MPAA Rating:

R for strong language including some sexual references.

 

Runtime:

1 hour 46 minutes

 

Synopsis:

Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school.

 

Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man's life. Andrew's passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability-and his sanity.

 

The Good Lie

 

Cast:

Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, Corey Stoll

 

Director:

Philippe Falardeau

 

Genre:

Drama

 

MPAA Rating:

PG-13 for thematic elements, some violence, brief strong language and drug use.

 

Runtime:

1 hour 50 minutes

 

Synopsis:

They were known simply as “The Lost Boys.” Orphaned by the brutal Civil war in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3600 lost boys and girls to America. In “The Good Lie,” Philippe Falardeau (writer and director of the Oscar®- nominated Foreign Language film “Monsieur Lazhar”) brings the story of their survival and triumph to life. Sudanese actors Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, and newcomer Nyakuoth Weil, many of whom were also children of war, star alongside Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon and Corey Stoll.

The Hunger Games: Monkingjay Part 1

 

Cast:

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone

 

Director:

Francis Lawrence

 

Genre:

Action-Adventure, Sci-Fi Drama

 

MPAA Rating:

PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images and thematic material.

 

Runtime:

2 hours 3 minutes

 

Synopsis:

The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage.

 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.

Nightcrawler

 

Cast:

Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Paxton, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmad

 

Director:

Dan Gilroy

 

Genre:

Crime-Thriller, Drama

 

MPAA Rating:

R for violence including graphic images, and for language.

 

Runtime:

1 hour 57 minutes

 

Synopsis:

NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism.

 

Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of night crawling, where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents.

 

Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

Foxcatcher

 

Cast:

Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, Sienna Miller, Anthony Michael Hall, Guy Boyd, Dave "Doc" Bennett

 

Director:

Bennett Miller

 

Genre:

Drama

 

MPAA Rating:

R for some drug use and a scene of violence.

 

Runtime:

2 hours 10 minutes

 

Synopsis:

FOXCATCHER is a psychological drama that tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) and a life of poverty when he is summoned by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

 

Desperate to gain the respect of his disapproving mother, du Pont begins "coaching" a world-class athletic team and, in the process, lures Mark into dangerous habits, breaks his confidence and drives him into a self-destructive spiral. Based on actual events, FOXCATCHER is a gripping and profoundly American story of fragile men who pinned their hopes for love and redemption on a desperate obsession for greatness that was to end in tragedy.

Kill The Messenger

 

Cast:

Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Tim Blake Nelson, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Paz Vega, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Andy Garcia

 

Director:

Michael Cuesta

 

Genre:

Thriller, Crime Drama

 

MPAA Rating:

R for language and drug content.

 

Runtime:

2 hours 1 minute

 

Synopsis:

Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Bourne Legacy”) leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation’s streets… and further alleges that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua.

 

Despite warnings from drug kingpins and CIA operatives to stop his investigation, Webb keeps digging to uncover a conspiracy with explosive implications. His journey takes him from the prisons of California to the villages of Nicaragua to the highest corridors of power in Washington, D.C.— and draws the kind of attention that threatens not just his career, but his family and his life.

Fury

 

Cast:

Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs, Scott Eastwood

 

Director:

David Ayer

 

Genre:

Action, War-Drama

 

MPAA Rating:

R for strong sequences of war violence, some grisly images, and language throughout.

 

Runtime:

2 hours 15 minutes

 

Synopsis:

April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

Birdman

 

Cast:

Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Lindsay Duncan, Merritt Wever, Jeremy Shamos, Bill Camp, Damian Young

 

Director:

Alejandro González Iñárritu

 

Genre:

Dark Comedy

 

MPAA Rating:

R for language throughout, some sexual content and brief violence.

 

Runtime:

1 hour 59 minutes

 

Synopsis:

BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

Rosewater

Cast:

Gael García Bernal, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Golshifteh Farahani, Dimitri Leonidas, Haluk Bilginer, Andrew Gower

 

Director:

Jon Stewart

 

Genre:

Drama

 

MPAA Rating:

R for language including some crude references, and violent content.

 

Runtime:

1 hour 43 minutes

 

Synopsis:

Rosewater is based on the best-selling memoir by Maziar Bahari. The film is the directorial debut of Jon Stewart, and stars Gael García Bernal. Rosewater follows the Tehran-born Bahari, a journalist with Canadian citizenship. In June 2009, Bahari returned to Iran to interview Mir-Hossein Mousavi, who was the challenger to president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

 

As Mousavi’s supporters protested Ahmadinejad’s victory declaration hours before the polls closed, Bahari endured personal risk by sending footage of the street riots to the BBC. Bahari was arrested by police, led by a man identifying himself as “Rosewater,” who tortured and interrogated him over the next 118 days. With Bahari’s wife leading an international campaign to have her husband freed, and media outlets keeping the story alive, Iranian authorities released Bahari on bail and the promise he would act as a spy for the government.

Big Eyes

 

Cast:

Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Krysten Ritter, Danny Huston, Jason Schwartzman, Terence Stamp

 

Director:

Tim Burton

 

Genre:

Drama, Comedy

 

MPAA Rating:

PG-13 for thematic elements and brief strong language.

 

Runtime:

1 hour 49 minutes

 

Synopsis:

From the whimsical mind of director Tim Burton, BIG EYES tells the outrageous true story of one of the most epic art frauds in history. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, painter Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) had reached success beyond belief, revolutionizing the commercialization of popular art with his enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes.

 

The bizarre and shocking truth would eventually be discovered though: Walter’s works were actually not created by him at all, but by his wife Margaret (Amy Adams).

 

The Keanes, it seemed, had been living a colossal lie that had fooled the entire world. A tale too incredible to be fiction, BIG EYES centers on Margaret’s awakening as an artist, the phenomenal success of her paintings, and her tumultuous relationship with her husband, who was catapulted to international fame while taking credit for her work.

The Imitation Game

 

Cast:

Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard

 

Director:

Morten Tyldum

 

Genre:

Drama

 

MPAA Rating:

PG-13 for some sexual references, mature thematic material and historical smoking.

 

Runtime:

1 hour 54 minutes

 

Synopsis:

During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of ‘gross indecency’, an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality – little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing.

 

Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, THE IMITATION GAME follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives.

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