The Franklin Theatre | Where a Show is Only the Beginning

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In The Spotlight:

Slim Gambill

Guitarist for Lady A!
June 30

Back to the Future

Movie Gang Returns! | July 3rd

The Abrams

July 23

Kris Allen & Trent Harmon

American Idol Winners | Aug. 5

Put Your Message On the Marquee

Proposals, Congratulations, Photo Ops, Etc.

10th Anniversary Documentary

Watch The Jewel of Main Street

Gift Cards Available!

Give the Gift of Entertainment

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Live Performances

June 30th 8:00 PM

Slim Gambill

July 1st 8:00 PM

Gianmarco Soresi

July 23rd 8:00 PM

The Abrams

August 5th 6:00 PM

Kris Allen & Trent Harmon

August 7th 7:00 PM

The Isaacs

August 11th 7:30 PM

The Petersens

August 12th 8:00 PM

Mandy Barnett Sings The Great American Songbook

August 13th 3:00 PM

The Sinatra Experience with Dave Halston

August 14th 8:00 PM

Pure Prairie League

August 19th 8:00 PM

Gary Morris

August 27th 7:00 PM

Steve Byrne

August 29th 8:00 PM

The Fixx

September 7th 8:00 PM

Mary Gauthier

September 16th 8:00 PM

Johnny and the Devil's Box: A New Musical

October 7th 7:30 PM

An Evening with Point of Grace & Friends

October 9th 7:30 PM

Sophie B. Hawkins

October 15th 8:00 PM

Paula Cole

October 16th 7:00 PM

An Evening with John Chisum & Friends

October 21st 8:00 PM

Academy of St. Martin in The Fields Chamber Ensemble

October 23rd 1:00 PM

Julie Fowlis

October 28th 8:00 PM

Southern Avenue

November 11th 8:00 PM


November 18th 8:00 PM

Lee Roy Parnell

November 26th 8:00 PM

Rhythmic Circus - Holiday Shuffle

March 17th 8:00 PM

Eireann, A Taste of Ireland


July 2nd 7:00 PM

Spider-Man: No Way Home (PG-13)

July 3rd 2:30 PM

Forrest Gump (PG-13)

July 3rd 7:00 PM

The Movie Gang Presents: Back to the Future

July 10th 2:30 PM

The Bad Guys (PG)

July 10th 7:00 PM

Fantastic Beasts: Secrets of Dumbledore (PG-13)

July 14th 2:30 PM

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

July 14th 7:00 PM

The Lost City (PG-13)

July 16th 7:00 PM

The Northman (R)

July 19th 7:00 PM

TARANTINO TUESDAYS: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (R)

July 20th 10:00 AM

Silver Matinee: An American In Paris (1951)

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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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