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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

August 07, 2014 12:00 am
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

In the 1940s and '50s there were at least 10 active movie theaters in Gary. Celebrities and movie stars would frequent the movie houses and meet with owners and movie fans. Pictured here in a photo taken in 1943 is Nancy Davis, an actress one day to become Nancy Davis Reagan when her husband…

August 07, 2014 12:00 am
Movie theater preparing for digital age

Movie theater preparing for digital age

The Catlow theater's film projection room has reels and controls for the 10940-50s Simplex XL film projector on the wall that is currently being used at the theater in Barrington, Ill. The owners of the theater were able to raise the $100,000 needed to allow the 85-year-old landmark to survi…

August 13, 2012 12:00 am
Movie theater preparing for digital age

Movie theater preparing for digital age

The Catlow theater is seen in Barrington, Ill.

August 13, 2012 12:00 am
Movie theater preparing for digital age

Movie theater preparing for digital age

BARRINGTON, Ill. | The owners of The Catlow theater in Barrington weren't sure 60 days would be enough to raise the $100,000 needed to allow the 85-year-old landmark to survive Hollywood's pending transition from distributing movies on film to digital hard drives only.

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