The Franklin Theatre | Where a Show is Only the Beginning

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In The Spotlight:

Nat'l Preservation Month Screening

May 20

Darrell Scott

June 3

The Seldom Scene

June 10

Taylor Hughes

Illusionist | June 17

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

May 18th 7:00 PM

Five for Fighting with String Quartet

June 3rd 8:00 PM

Darrell Scott

June 4th 1:00 PM

Act Too Players Presents: 13 the Musical

June 4th 4:00 PM

Act Too Players Presents: Heathers the Musical: High School Edition

June 7th 7:00 PM

Traler Park: Benefiting the Nikki Mitchell Foundation

June 10th 8:00 PM

The Seldom Scene

June 17th 7:00 PM

Taylor Hughes

June 24th 8:00 PM

The Paul Thorn Band

June 30th 8:00 PM

Slim Gambill

July 1st 8:00 PM

Gianmarco Soresi

July 23rd 8:00 PM

The Abrams

August 13th 3:00 PM

The Sinatra Experience with Dave Halston

September 7th 8:00 PM

Mary Gauthier

October 7th 7:30 PM

An Evening with Point of Grace & Friends

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

November 26th 8:00 PM

Rhythmic Circus - Holiday Shuffle

March 17th 8:00 PM

Eireann, A Taste of Ireland

May 19th 7:00 PM

The Majestic

May 21st 2:30 PM

PAW Patrol: The Movie

May 24th 10:00 AM

True Grit

May 24th 7:00 PM

True Grit (2010)

May 25th 7:00 PM

Nightmare Alley

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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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