Small Movie Theaters in Lake County {2016}

Have you ever been to the megaplex movie theaters and wished that you didn’t have to wait in the crazy line for tickets and snacks, pay $10 for one admission, and walk a mile to your appropriate screen and then back to the bathrooms? I’m exhausted just thinking about this.

Photo Source Antioch Theatre on Facebook

While the variety of films is far superior at the bigger theaters, there are many advantages to going to one of Lake County’s many small family owned movie theaters:

  • Lower prices
  • Smaller crowds, lines and wait times
  • Knowing you are investing in the community, as most are family owned
  • Cozy environment
  • Often has online ticket sales, just like the big theaters

So what are you waiting for? Go check out one that is close to you:

Lake County Theatres

Antioch Downtown Theatre
378 Lake Street, Antioch  | (847) 395-0425
Located downtown, it is newly renovated and has two theaters. However my favorite feature is that they have a station for you to add your own butter to your popcorn!

Liberty Theatre
708 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville  | (847) 918-7464
Located on one end of the busy downtown strip of Libertyville, it has two screens and can be part of a great weekend day with the family.

Photo Source Liberty 1 & 2 Theaters – Golden Age Cinemas Website

The Catlow
116 Main Street, Barrington | (847) 381-0777
Located in downtown Barrington, this theatre shows one movie at a time on its one screen.

Renaissance Place Theatres
1850 Second Street, Highland Park | (847) 432-7903
This theater specializes in showing many indie and foreign films on its four screens.

The Buffalo Grove Theatre
1520 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove | (847) 215-1221
This gem of a theater has the biggest selection of movies on its five screens.

Which small movie theater is your favorite?

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About Jenna Burris 53 Articles
Jenna is an active wife and mom of 2 game changers (Benjamin 5 years and Jillian 2 years). A professional Counselor by trade, Antioch resident and native Cheesehead, this mindful momma is laid back and up for any mess or adventure, doing her best to live in the moment. When not tuning out or taming tantrums she’s running, cooking, reading, creating music, or shopping local.

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