Unique and Independent Movie Theatre Experiences

The weather outside is frightful.  So head to a local movie theatre to see some new releases, or some of the movies that you’ve been meaning to see for awhile now – before they’re gone!  Going to an independent movie theatre means that you’re helping to support local businesses in Lake County, and it’s usually less expensive than the bigger movie theatre chains.  Try something new and get a unique experience!

Antioch’s Downtown Theatre:  “C” You at the Movies
378 Lake Street, Antioch, Corner of Lake & 83
Showtimes:  847-395-0425
Looking for an interesting alternative to big movie theaters?  Try downtown Antioch’s “C” You at the Movies Theater for a unique experience.  See what the movie theatres of yesteryear were like in this one screen movie house.  Grab a piece of history while watching a new movie.  Plus, save on money by seeing a matinee before 5:30 for only $4 a ticket!


Golden Age Cinemas: Libertyville Theatre
708 N. Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville
Showtimes: 847.362.3011
Looking for a little piece of cinema history?  Marlon Brando once worked here!  The historic Liberty 1 & 2 Theaters are located in beautiful downtown Libertyville and are owned by Golden Age Cinemas.  Love the mystique of the classic golden age of Hollywood?  So does this theatre!  Originally opened in 1927, this theatre mixes the old with the new as they will be transitioning over to digital but don’t worry!  They know that they’re so beloved because of their historic charm, which they continue to supply.  Stop by Mickey Finn’s in Downtown Libertyville for dinner before your movie, or a pint of their home made craft brew!

Catlow Theatre
116 W. Main Street, Barrington
Showtimes: 847.381.0777
A fully restored and digital cinema, this theatre is a staple of the Downtown Barrington Landscape.  It usually plays a different film each week on its one screen.  Get there early for good seats!  While you’re in Barrington, stop by Chessie’s for dinner in a vintage train car, and explore the unique collection of items at Norton’s USA.

Fox Lake Theaters Classic Cinema
115 Town Center Lane, Fox Lake
Showtimes: 847.973.2817
Classic Cinemas are a family owned business that renovates classic buildings in the Northern Illinois area to create an interesting venue to see a movie in.  Enjoy the charm of a non-cookie cutter style theatre while having a variety of newly released films to choose from.

Buffalo Grove Theater
120 McHenry Rd., Buffalo Grove
Showtimes: 847.604.1393
Recently converted to digital, this independent movie theatre shows some new releases, but also plays somewhat-new releases.


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