The Franklin Theatre | Where a Show is Only the Beginning

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In The Spotlight:

Gary Morris

Friday, Aug. 19th

The Fixx

Monday, Aug. 29th
Low Tickets!

Charles Esten

Saturday, Sept. 3rd

Emily West

Sunday, Sept. 4th

Become a Volunteer! See live shows!

Come to our Volunteer Open House
August 22, 10:30am

Put Your Message On the Marquee

Proposals, Congratulations, Photo Ops, Etc.

10th Anniversary Documentary

Watch The Jewel of Main Street

Gift Cards Available!

Give the Gift of Entertainment

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Live Performances

August 19th 8:00 PM

Gary Morris

August 27th 7:00 PM

Steve Byrne

August 29th 8:00 PM

The Fixx

September 2nd 6:00 PM

Stand Up Comedy Night - Brian Monarch and Friends

September 3rd 8:00 PM

Charles Esten

September 4th 7:00 PM

An Evening with Emily West

September 7th 8:00 PM

Mary Gauthier

September 16th 8:00 PM

Johnny and the Devil's Box: A New Musical

September 23rd 8:00 PM

Amy Ray Band

September 29th 8:00 PM

Buddy Jewell

October 7th 7:30 PM

An Evening with Point of Grace & Friends

October 8th 8:00 PM

The Dillards

October 9th 7:30 PM

Sophie B. Hawkins

October 15th 8:00 PM

Paula Cole

October 16th 7:00 PM

An Evening with John Chisum & Friends

October 21st 8:00 PM

Academy of St. Martin in The Fields Chamber Ensemble

October 23rd 1:00 PM

Julie Fowlis

October 28th 8:00 PM

Southern Avenue

November 10th 8:00 PM

Riders In The Sky: 45 Years the Cowboy Way

November 11th 8:00 PM


November 18th 8:00 PM

Lee Roy Parnell

November 19th 3:00 PM

Jason Hudy

November 26th 8:00 PM

Rhythmic Circus - Holiday Shuffle

December 1st 8:00 PM

Levi Kreis

December 2nd 8:00 PM

Glenn Miller Orchestra

December 4th 7:00 PM

Tribute to "A Charlie Brown Christmas": The Lori Mechem Quartet

December 7th 7:00 PM

Dailey and Vincent: All I Want For Christmas Is Y'all

December 10th 7:00 PM

Studio Tenn Presents: Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

December 14th 8:00 PM

Christmas with Veritas

December 16th 8:00 PM

Melinda Doolittle

December 17th 3:00 PM

Christmas with the King: A Holiday Tribute to Elvis

December 20th 8:00 PM

Street Corner Symphony

December 23rd 8:00 PM

The Gatlin Brothers: Country & Christmas

March 17th 8:00 PM

Eireann, A Taste of Ireland

May 17th 7:00 PM

Studio Tenn: Here You Come Again


August 22nd 7:00 PM

The Goonies (PG)

August 23rd 7:00 PM


August 28th 2:30 PM

Lightyear (PG)

August 28th 7:00 PM

Jurassic World: Dominion

August 31st 2:30 PM

The Black Phone (R)

September 8th 8:00 PM

The Outlaw Trail: Where Outlaw Legends & Music Meet

September 11th 7:00 PM

Mysterious Circumstance: The Death of Meriwether Lewis

September 25th 7:30 PM

The Movie Gang Presents: Clueless (PG-13)

December 6th 2:30 PM

The Last Holiday (2006)

December 10th 10:00 AM

Elf (PG)

December 12th 2:30 PM

This Christmas (2007)

December 13th 10:00 AM

A Christmas Story (PG)

December 13th 7:00 PM

Movie Gang Presents: The Gremlins(1984)

December 18th 7:00 PM

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (PG-13)

December 19th 10:00 AM

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (PG)

December 20th 10:00 AM

It's A Wonderful Life (PG)

December 21st 10:00 AM

The Polar Express (G)

December 22nd 10:00 AM

White Christmas (1954)

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Where A Show Is Only The Beginning

Attracting thousands of guests every year, The Franklin Theatre actively contributes to the cultural and economic vitality of Williamson County. Its dramatic history began in 1937 with the movie "Night Must Fall". Yet over time, it gradually fell into disrepair and closed in 1989. Through an outcry of community support, it was acquired, renovated, and reopened in 2011 by the Heritage Foundation as an Art Deco-inspired, intimate 300-seat, nonprofit venue that hosts concerts, theatre, cinema, and community events... each an unmatched live experience that creates a lasting impact on and off the stage.

Experience the 10th Anniversary Documentary!

Host Your Event or Put Your Name in Lights - The theatre and the marquee are available to rent.

About The Franklin Theatre

Our enduring romance with The Franklin Theatre began in the summer of 1937 when the marquee first illuminated Main Street, invited Middle Tennesseans to buy a ticket - and laugh, cry and dream. Inside the theatre walls, moviegoers enjoyed fresh popcorn, afternoon matinees and first kisses. They walked away with a lifetime of memories.

Over the next 70 years, the world changed a lot - but The Franklin Theatre stood as a testament to a simpler way of life. Yet time eventually took its toll on the venerable movie house, and the doors closed in 2007 under the pressing of rising rents and the trend toward mega-theatres.

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