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About

New Life...  

My new bride Laura and I are beginning our new journey together by reimagining how food and drink (Including beer and wine!) will be served in conjunction with the historic Catlow Theater.  

New Plan...

Under the exterior redesign currently underway, our patrons will see a more contemporary, clean-looking street view that includes new signage on the window and door - and - a new, super-cool-looking awning with lighting designed to complement our Downtown Barrington location. 

For the interior, our plan is to move the Catlow concession stand and new bar into the storefront, freeing up additional seating in the historic lobby. The new bar will require all new equipment that will allow us to give our patrons the best possible experience, whether they’re meeting at Showtime only for a drink, or planning a night that includes a movie at the Catlow. 

The construction of a new counter / beverage bar area would allow easy customer access between The Catlow and Showtime while enlarging the customer area in the storefront. As you can see in the photos, our 90-year old storefront desperately needs this makeover. We’re planning new flooring, walls, ceiling, lighting fixtures furniture and counters... a complete remodel to give our customers a high-quality Catlow Theater/Showtime Eatery experience, while maintaining the unique appeal of the historic Catlow building. 

New Food Choices...

We have been running a ‘soft opening’ to experiment with new and exciting menu options. So far, they have been met with a very positive response. There will be a few changes to help simplify the choices and help get our patrons into the theater as soon as possible. New equipment could help to aid us in this process. That will be a part of our makeover. 

New Hope... 

Ninety years of foot traffic has finally worn down our storefront. This makeover will bring a new, comfortable, casual, stimulating atmosphere, improving the overall appearance of The Catlow/Showtime Eatery as a prime anchor and draw for the downtown Barrington area. We see this as a benefit to the community as well as to The Catlow/Showtime Eatery. 

 The more successful our Kickstarter campaign is, the more we will be able to improve the storefront and lobby areas. Our goal is to build on what we accomplished with the transformation of The Catlow Theater and make The Catlow/Showtime Eatery, one of downtown Barrington’s major food and entertainment highlights.  

All of our Kickstarter Backers will be listed with the amount given on the Showtime Eatery website unless we are requested not to.

Risks and challenges

Achieving our dream vision for this project relies on the success of this Kickstarter campaign. Falling short would require that we scale down the plan. We see the community that supported our Save the Catlow campaign as our partners. We have had great support from officials of the Village.

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    Many Thanks!

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    You will receive a free fountain drink and a large popcorn along with our thanks!

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    Solo Performer

    1 free admission movie pass - plus one free large popcorn and large fountain drink combo.

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    You will receive a Showtime Eatery Coffee Mug and our thanks!

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    Combo Perk

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    Dinner & A Movie For Two

    Your choice of two meal items off of our menu, two fountain drinks and two movie passes.

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    Boloney's First Year Menu

    Our own framed 8.5 x 11 inch original menu from the first year of Boloney's Sandwich Shop. Plus, Your hand signed name, family names, company name, loved one, etc... that will be a part of our custom designed artistic Backers Wall Display which will hang in Showtime Eatery for everyone to see!

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    Boloney’s Baby T-shirt

    A baby sized t-shirt from Boloney’s first run of t-shirts in the mid 80’s.

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    Sitting Pretty

    A comfy bar height table and chair set named in your honor and displayed in our lobby area.

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    Antique Carbon Arc Projector

    This is a real collectible... the last remaining Peerless Carbon Arc Lamphouse Projector used for The Catlow Theater from 1927. Plus your hand signed name, family names, company name, loved one, etc... that will be a part of our custom designed artistic Backers Wall Display which will hang in Showtime Eatery for everyone to see! The projector is way too heavy to ship... it must be picked up in person.

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    A Couple of Couches

    We would like to add a few comfy couches to the decor of our new design - named in your honor and displayed in our newly designed area.

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    Private Screening

    A private Saturday matinee screening of any movie that you would like to see with up to 150 of your friends, family or organization members. This reward package includes a refillable popcorn and refillable fountain drink for each person you include in your group. Movie choice depends upon availability and licensing approval.
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