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In The Spotlight:

Herman's Hermits with Peter Noone - Two Shows!

July 14

Variety On Main

July 17

Franklin Theatre Songwriters Series

July 18

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"Center of the Universe" Moments

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Live Performances

July 14th 3:00 PM

Herman's Hermits with Peter Noone

July 17th 7:00 PM

Variety on Main - July

July 18th 7:30 PM

Franklin Theatre Songwriters Series: David DeVaul, Sevy, Kaitlyn Kilian, and Ben Wagner

July 19th 8:00 PM

The Original Kenny Rogers Band with Don Gatlin

July 20th 8:00 PM

Cledus T. Judd

July 25th 7:00 PM

Nashville Public Television's "Charley Pride: I'm Just Me" Documentary Screening

July 26th 8:00 PM

Levi Kreis

July 27th 8:00 PM

Heartshakers: A Tom Petty Tribute

July 31st 7:30 PM

Great American Songbook Series: Mancini at 100 with Jeff Steinberg

August 1st 8:00 PM

Dave Fenley

August 2nd 8:00 PM

An Evening with Grammy Award Winner John Berry

August 3rd 11:00 AM

Anything Goes

August 3rd 3:00 PM

Beauty and the Beast

August 8th 8:00 PM

Sixwire with Special Guests John Elefante (Former Lead Singer of Kansas) and Derek St Holmes (Ted Nugent’s Band): The Franklin Theatre All Star Jam

August 10th 8:00 PM

Taylor's Thread: A James Taylor Tribute

August 12th 7:00 PM

There’s No Place Like Home with Ginna Claire Mason and Friends

August 14th 7:00 PM

The Lovin’ Spoonful

August 15th 8:00 PM

The Franklin Theatre Sings the Music of Taylor Swift

August 16th 8:00 PM

Pure Prairie League

August 21st 7:00 PM

Variety on Main - August

August 25th 8:00 PM

The Songs of '74

August 30th 8:00 PM

Ben Sollee

August 31st 7:30 PM

The Exotics 60th Anniversary

September 5th 8:00 PM

Gary Gulman: Misfit Stand Up Tour

September 6th 8:00 PM

Seals & Crofts 2

September 7th 8:00 PM

Karla Bonoff

September 8th 8:00 PM

Crash Test Dummies

September 13th 8:00 PM

Blondme: A Blondie Tribute Band

September 14th 6:00 PM

Say Geronimo! An Evening with Sheppard

September 16th 5:00 PM

Danielle Walker: MAKE IT EASY Book Tour

September 19th 7:30 PM

Mike Farris & The Muscle Shoals Sound

September 20th 8:00 PM

Rogers, Richie & Robinson

September 28th 8:00 PM

Molly Hatchet

October 7th 8:00 PM

Los Lonely Boys

October 18th 8:00 PM

Howie Day

November 3rd 3:00 PM

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

November 26th 7:00 PM

A Winter Gathering with Kathy Mattea, Good News, and Other Favorites

December 1st 4:00 PM

Christmas with the Nelsons

December 4th 7:00 PM

Variety on Main: Holiday


July 12th 11:00 PM

Late Night Laughs! Step Brothers

July 15th 7:00 PM

Rock & Roll Monday! A Star is Born

July 20th 11:00 AM

Saturday Morning Cartoons! Tangled

July 21st 12:00 PM

Robin Williams' Birthday! Jumanji

July 21st 4:00 PM

Robin Williams' Birthday! Hook

July 21st 8:00 PM

Robin Williams' Birthday! Mrs. Doubtfire

July 22nd 7:00 PM

Rock & Roll Monday! 8 Mile

July 27th 11:00 AM

Saturday Morning Cartoons! Robin Hood

July 28th 3:00 PM

Sci-Fi Sunday! Lady in the Water

July 28th 7:00 PM

Sci-Fi Sunday! Ex Machina

July 30th 7:00 PM

Christopher Nolan's Birthday! Inception

August 5th 7:00 PM

Rock & Roll Monday! Sing Street

August 9th 7:00 PM

Whitney Houston's Birthday! The Bodyguard

August 10th 11:00 AM

Saturday Morning Cartoons! Finding Nemo

August 11th 3:00 PM

Superhero Sunday! Shazam!

August 11th 7:00 PM

Superhero Sunday! Kick-Ass

August 18th 3:00 PM

Sci-Fi Sunday! Godzilla (1954)

August 18th 7:00 PM

Sci-Fi Sunday! Godzilla (2014)

August 19th 7:00 PM

Rock & Roll Monday! Rocketman

August 24th 11:00 AM

Saturday Morning Cartoons! Shrek

August 26th 7:00 PM

Rock & Roll Mondays! Dirty Dancing

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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 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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