The Franklin Theatre | Where a Show is Only the Beginning

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In The Spotlight:

Rodney Crowell

Oct. 27-28

Cirque-tacular's Spooktacular

Oct. 29-30

October Movies

All Month Long

Louis York & The Shindellas

Nov. 12

Edwin McCain

Nov. 14

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Live Performances

October 27th 8:00 PM

FT Live: An Evening with Rodney Crowell

October 29th 8:00 PM

Cirque-tacular's Spooktacular

November 12th 8:00 PM

FT Live: Weirdo Workshop Presents: Louis York & The Shindellas - TOGETHER AGAIN!

November 13th 7:30 PM

Shaun Cassidy, An Intimate Evening of Music and Storytelling, A Benefit for Studio Tenn

November 14th 6:00 PM

FT Live: Edwin McCain

November 16th 8:00 PM

FT Live: Jim Caruso's Cast Party with Billy Stritch

November 18th 8:00 PM

FT Live: Gary Puckett & The Union Gap

November 20th 8:00 PM

FT Live: Lee Roy Parnell & The Hot Links 25th Anniversary Bash

November 23rd 8:00 PM

FT Live: Gary Morris

November 24th 8:00 PM

FT Live: An Acoustic Evening with John Oates & Guthrie Trapp

November 30th 7:00 PM

FT Live: Dailey and Vincent: The Spirit of Christmas

December 3rd 8:00 PM

Rhythmic Circus - Holiday Shuffle

December 5th 2:00 PM

FT Live: Jim Brickman: The Gift of Christmas

December 6th 7:00 PM

FT Live: Christmas with Patrick Thomas

December 9th 8:00 PM

FT Live: David Nail

December 10th 8:00 PM

FT Live: Emily West & The Whiskey Wolves: Holiday Show

December 11th 2:00 PM

Studio Tenn Presents: Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

December 12th 2:00 PM

Jars of Clay Family Christmas Show

December 13th 7:00 PM

Christmas with the King: A Holiday Tribute to Elvis

December 14th 7:00 PM

FT Live: Feels Like Christmas Time with Steve Wariner

December 17th 8:00 PM

FT Live: Gatlin Brothers Country & Christmas

December 20th 7:00 PM

Tommy Howell's Cowboy Christmas

January 21st 8:00 PM

Great Performances: Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea

February 5th 2:00 PM

Great Performances: Black Violin

February 11th 8:00 PM

Giordano Dance Chicago

February 26th 4:00 PM

FT Live: Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone

March 3rd 7:30 PM

Captain Sandy: Lead-Her-Ship Tour!

March 4th 8:00 PM

Los Vivancos: The Flamenco Kings

March 12th 12:00 PM

Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live!

March 18th 8:00 PM

Eireann, A Taste of Ireland

March 30th 8:00 PM

FT Live: Richard Marx

April 8th 8:00 PM

Great Performances: Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

April 22nd 8:00 PM

FT Live: Pryor & Lee

May 6th 8:00 PM

SNAP - Contemporary.Mystery.Performance

June 10th 8:00 PM

FT Live: The Seldom Scene


October 31st 2:00 PM

The Addams Family (2019)

October 31st 6:00 PM

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

November 21st 3:00 PM

Holiday Happiness at the Franklin Theatre

November 26th 2:30 PM

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (PG)

November 26th 7:00 PM

A Christmas Story (PG)

November 27th 2:30 PM

Elf (PG)

November 27th 7:00 PM

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (PG-13)

November 28th 7:00 PM

Trading Places (R)

December 4th 10:00 AM

Arthur Christmas (PG)

December 7th 2:30 PM

Christmas in Conneticut (1945)

December 18th 10:00 AM

The Polar Express (G)

December 21st 10:00 AM

White Christmas (1954)

December 21st 2:30 PM

It's A Wonderful Life (PG)

December 26th 2:30 PM

Little Women (PG)

December 27th 2:30 PM

Love Actually (R)

December 28th 2:30 PM

New Year's Eve (PG-13)

December 30th 7:00 PM

When Harry Met Sally (R)

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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.

Coming Soon... New 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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