The Franklin Theatre | Where a Show is Only the Beginning

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In The Spotlight:

John Oates & Guthrie Trapp

Nov. 24

Dailey & Vincent: The Spirit of Christmas

Nov. 29 & 30

Christmas with Patrick Thomas

Dec. 6

Gift Cards Available!

Give Entertainment (and Flexibility) for the Holidays

Classic Holiday Movies

Thanksgiving to New Year's!

Help Sustain The Jewel of Main Street

New Mini-Documentary

Holiday Company or Family Party?

Rent the entire balcony for a movie!

Put Your Message On the Marquee


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Live Performances

November 29th 7:00 PM

Dailey and Vincent: The Spirit of Christmas

December 2nd 4:00 PM

Ben Rector - New Album Listening & Short Film Screening

December 3rd 8:00 PM

Rhythmic Circus - Holiday Shuffle

December 5th 2:00 PM

Jim Brickman: The Gift of Christmas

December 6th 7:00 PM

Christmas with Patrick Thomas

December 9th 8:00 PM

David Nail

December 10th 8:00 PM

Emily West & K.S. Rhoads: 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 15th 7:30 PM

The Nashville Tenors Live Taping

December 17th 8:00 PM

Gatlin Brothers Country & Christmas

December 20th 7:00 PM

Tommy Howell's Cowboy Christmas

December 31st 8:00 PM

FT Live & Studio Tenn Present: NEW YEAR'S EVE!

January 14th 5:00 PM

Act Too Presents: Frozen Kids

January 15th 4:00 PM

Act Too Presents: High School Musical 2 Jr

January 16th 7:00 PM

Act Too Presents: Ramona Quimby

January 18th 7:00 PM

FT Live: Patty Griffin

January 21st 8:00 PM

Great Performances: Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea

January 29th 1:00 PM

Act Too Presents: Legally Blonde

January 29th 7:30 PM

Act Too Presents: Catch Me If You Can

February 5th 2:00 PM

Great Performances: Black Violin

February 11th 8:00 PM

Giordano Dance Chicago

February 18th 8:00 PM

FT Live: Hot Tuna

February 26th 4:00 PM

FT Live: Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone

February 27th 1:00 PM

FAM: Popovich Pet Comedy Theater

March 3rd 7:30 PM

Captain Sandy: Lead-Her-Ship Tour!

March 4th 8:00 PM

Los Vivancos: The Flamenco Kings

March 6th 8:00 PM

FT Live: James Hunter Six

March 7th 7:00 PM

Jeffrey Steele & Friends 2022

March 12th 12:00 PM

Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live!

March 30th 8:00 PM

FT Live: Richard Marx

April 8th 8:00 PM

Great Performances: Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

April 11th 8:00 PM

FT Live: Jesse Cook

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

June 24th 8:00 PM

FT Live: Paul Thorn

March 17th 8:00 PM

Eireann, A Taste of Ireland


November 27th 10:00 AM

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (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 Connecticut (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 28th 2:30 PM

New Year's Eve (PG-13)

December 28th 7:00 PM

Love Actually (R)

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.

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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