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In The Spotlight:

Songs from Broadway & Beyond

Anthony Nunziata | Feb. 6th

The Establishment Big Band

American Songbook Hits | Feb 2nd

Henry Cho

Two Shows | Feb 4th

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Live Performances

January 29th 3:00 PM

Backlight Productions: Singin' in the Rain

February 2nd 8:00 PM

The Establishment Big Band

February 4th 4:00 PM

Henry Cho

February 6th 8:00 PM

Anthony Nunziata: Love Songs from Broadway & Beyond

February 11th 6:00 PM

David Cook Meet & Greet

February 11th 8:00 PM

David Cook

February 13th 7:00 PM

Mark O'Connor

February 17th 8:00 PM

Forever Abbey Road

February 18th 8:00 PM

Mountain Heart

February 23rd 7:00 PM

Tennessee Songwriters Week Showcase

February 24th 6:30 PM

Grassroots of Grassland's Songwriter's Night

March 6th 7:00 PM

Jeffrey Steele and Friends

March 8th 8:00 PM

Martin Sexton

March 10th 8:30 PM

New Found Glory

March 11th 7:00 PM

1971 The Greatest Year In Music

March 24th 8:00 PM

Radney Foster

March 25th 3:00 PM

4 Things with Amy Brown (Live)

April 6th 8:00 PM

Philip Daniel

April 7th 8:00 PM

"Country Legends" starring Patrick Thomas & Rachel Potter

April 8th 8:00 PM

An Intimate Evening with SmithField: Stories & Song

April 15th 2:00 PM

Puppy Pals

April 19th 8:00 PM

An Evening with AJ Croce

April 21st 8:00 PM

Mixtape - 80s Tribute Band

April 30th 8:00 PM

Karla Bonoff

May 17th 7:00 PM

Studio Tenn: Here You Come Again

July 22nd 6:00 PM

Wendy Moten Meet & Greet!

July 22nd 8:00 PM

Wendy Moten

March 16th 8:00 PM

Eireann, A Taste of Ireland

Cinema

February 15th 7:30 PM

The Movie Gang Presents: Pitch Perfect

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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.

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About The Franklin Theatre

Our enduring romance with The Franklin Theatre began in the summer of 1937 when the marquee first illuminated Main Street and invited Middle Tennesseans to buy a ticket to 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.

Discover the whole story of how it was saved and re-emerged as an Art Deco-inspired gem responsible for cultural and economic vitality in the region.

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