The Franklin Theatre | Where a Show is Only the Beginning

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In The Spotlight:

Nashville Film Festival 2022

11 Film Screenings | Sept. 30th - Oct. 2nd

Movie Gang: Mean Girls

"That is so fetch" | Wed., Oct. 5th

The Dillards

L.A. Bluegrass Icons | Sat, Oct. 8th

Sophie B. Hawkins

"Tongues & Tails Anniversary" | Oct. 9th


Who Ya Gonna Call? | Oct. 13-14

Gift Cards Available!

Give the Gift of Entertainment

Put Your Message On the Marquee

Proposals, Congratulations, Photo Ops, Etc.

10th Anniversary Documentary

Watch The Jewel of Main Street

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Live Performances

October 7th 7:30 PM

An Evening with Point of Grace & Friends

October 8th 8:00 PM

The Dillards

October 9th 7:30 PM

Sophie B. Hawkins

October 11th 7:00 PM

Morning Pointe Seniors Got Talent

October 15th 8:00 PM

Paula Cole

October 16th 7:00 PM

An Evening with John Chisum & Friends

October 17th 10:00 AM

Uncle Classic Barbershop Student Showcase

October 20th 7:00 PM

Gabriel Conte: A Mission for Meaning

October 21st 8:00 PM

Academy of St. Martin in The Fields Chamber Ensemble

October 23rd 1:00 PM

Julie Fowlis

October 24th 7:00 PM

Healing Housing Presents An Intimate Evening With Allison Russell

October 25th 7:00 PM

An Evening with Michael Martin Murphey

October 27th 7:00 PM

She Sings

October 28th 8:00 PM

Southern Avenue

October 30th 7:00 PM

Steel Magnolias Podcast Presents Sean of the South

November 3rd 8:00 PM

Seals and Crofts 2

November 4th 7:30 PM

Michael Feinstein in Concert: A fundraiser for Studio Tenn

November 8th 8:00 PM

An Acoustic Evening with Pam Tillis

November 9th 8:00 PM

The English Beat

November 10th 8:00 PM

Riders In The Sky: 45 Years the Cowboy Way

November 11th 8:00 PM


November 12th 8:00 PM

Ladies Night Out: Karen Morgan & Tara Brown

November 15th 7:00 PM

COTA Benefit for Rose

November 17th 8:00 PM

An Evening with George Winston

November 18th 8:00 PM

Lee Roy Parnell

November 19th 3:00 PM

Jason Hudy

November 26th 8:00 PM

Rhythmic Circus - Holiday Shuffle

December 1st 8:00 PM

Levi Kreis

December 2nd 8:00 PM

Glenn Miller Orchestra

December 3rd 2:00 PM

A Jars of Clay Family Christmas

December 4th 7:00 PM

Tribute to "A Charlie Brown Christmas": The Lori Mechem Quartet

December 7th 7:00 PM

Dailey and Vincent: All I Want For Christmas Is Y'all

December 9th 8:00 PM

A Family Christmas with Louis York & The Shindellas

December 10th 7:00 PM

Studio Tenn Presents: Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

December 14th 8:00 PM

Christmas with Veritas

December 15th 8:00 PM

Beth Nielsen Chapman

December 16th 8:00 PM

Melinda Doolittle

December 17th 3:00 PM

Christmas with the King: A Holiday Tribute to Elvis

December 20th 8:00 PM

Street Corner Symphony

December 23rd 8:00 PM

The Gatlin Brothers: Country & Christmas

January 19th 8:00 PM

Bridges and Backroads

March 17th 8:00 PM

Eireann, A Taste of Ireland

May 17th 7:00 PM

Studio Tenn: Here You Come Again


October 5th 7:30 PM

The Movie Gang Presents: Mean Girls

October 8th 10:00 AM

The Addams Family (1991)

October 13th 7:00 PM

Ghostbusters (PG)

October 19th 2:30 PM

Silver Screening: The Birds (1963)

October 31st 6:00 PM

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

November 25th 7:00 PM

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (PG-13)

November 27th 10:00 AM

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (PG)

November 27th 2:30 PM

Elf (PG)

December 6th 2:30 PM

The Last Holiday (2006)

December 12th 2:30 PM

This Christmas (2007)

December 13th 10:00 AM

A Christmas Story (PG)

December 13th 7:00 PM

Movie Gang Presents: The Gremlins(1984)

December 20th 10:00 AM

It's A Wonderful Life (PG)

December 21st 10:00 AM

The Polar Express (G)

December 21st 2:30 PM

White Christmas (1954)

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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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