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CATLOW Theatre, Barrington IL.
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Spotlight focuses on Catlow Theatre
November 28, 2004
BARRINGTON -- The Catlow Movie Theatre in downtown Barrington is gleaming in the spotlight these days with appearances in a newly released book and a documentary to air Tuesday.
The movie house, which opened in 1927, is among the highlights of the northwest suburban stops for the TV documentary "Northwest of Chicago: From farm fields to boom towns with Geoffrey Baer."
The documentary by WTTW-Ch. 11, airing at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Tuesday, is a historical trivia romp through the suburbs, heavy on architecture from Park Ridge to Woodstock but with a nod to the whimsical too.
There's the elk herd of Elk Grove Village and a look at where a young Hillary Clinton spent her days in Park Ridge. It hits the Woodstock theater where Paul Newman began and the spot in Barrington where "Baby Face Nelson" killed two FBI agents in the 1934 gun battle that killed Nelson too.
The Catlow is one of 30 theaters nationwide featured in a new book, "Cinema Treasures: A New Look at Classic Movie Theaters," by Ross Melnick and Andreas Fuchs.
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