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In The Spotlight:

Crystal Bowersox

June 15 | 8:00 PM

Variety On Main

June 17 | 7:00 PM

Franklin Theatre Songwriters Series

June 20 | 8:00 PM

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap

June 22 & 23

Summer Sessions

Songwriting & Music Business

Summer Sessions

Music Theater

Something Different

with Vinnie Caruana of The Movielife

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"Center of the Universe" Moments

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Live Performances

June 17th 7:00 PM

Variety on Main - June

June 20th 7:30 PM

Franklin Theatre Songwriters Series Presents: Rivers Rutherford with special guests Rhys Rutherford and Joybeth Taylor

June 22nd 8:00 PM

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap

June 24th 9:00 AM

Summer Sessions: Songwriting & Music Business

June 26th 9:00 AM

Summer Sessions: Music Theater

July 9th 7:00 PM

Something Different: Vinnie Caruana (The Movielife) + "Three Amigos"

July 11th 8:00 PM

The Establishment with Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald: "On The Sunny Side Of The Street"

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 21st 7:00 PM

Variety on Main - August

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 16th 5:00 PM

Danielle Walker: MAKE IT EASY Book Tour

September 20th 8:00 PM

Rogers, Richie & Robinson

September 28th 8:00 PM

Molly Hatchet

Cinema

June 21st 11:00 PM

Late Night Laughs! Superbad

June 22nd 11:00 AM

Saturday Morning Cartoons! Peter Pan

June 24th 7:00 PM

Rock & Roll Monday! Pink Floyd: The Wall

June 28th 11:00 PM

Late Night Laughs! Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

July 1st 7:00 PM

Rock & Roll Monday! Josie and the Pussycats

July 6th 11:00 AM

Saturday Morning Cartoons! Lilo & Stitch

July 6th 7:00 PM

The Movie Gang Presents: The Goonies: Baby Ruth Adventure!

July 7th 3:00 PM

Superhero Sunday! Birds of Prey

July 7th 7:00 PM

Superhero Sunday! The Suicide Squad

July 8th 7:00 PM

Rock & Roll Monday: Moulin Rouge!

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 30th 7:00 PM

Christopher Nolan's Birthday! Inception

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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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