Marquee Message - Franklin-Theatre

Marquee Message

Know someone who would love to see their name in lights?

The bright lights of The Franklin Theatre marquee first illuminated Main Street over 80 years ago inviting visitors inside to laugh, cry and dream. Box office hits, classic movie titles and the names of world-renowned music performers have all shone bright on the marquee. Hundreds of events turned into holiday traditions, date nights and first kisses, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We want to see many more years of making lifetime memories at this historic landmark in downtown Franklin. Help us reopen the doors by making the marquee YOURS. For a $100 donation, you can display a personal message for the day. Know someone with a birthday coming up? Anniversary? Tell that special someone “Congratulations!”

Directions on Making a Message Request:

Please use the form below to submit your payment and message, and the message must follow the requirements. (Minimum of 5 days required to fulfill requests.) Personal messages should fall into one of these categories:
  • Birthday
  • Anniversary
  • Marriage Proposal
  • Congratulations
  • Best Wishes
  • Good Luck
  • Great Job
  • In Memory Of / Remembering
  • Holiday
If you have any questions regarding your message, please contact

Enter for a chance to win a pair of movie tickets:

  • Post a photo with your message in front of our marquee to social media!
  • Tag the @franklintheatre!
  • Hashtag #nameinlights!
Winners are announced every month!

Messages are limited to personal use only. Please, no political or religious messages or business advertising. The Franklin Theatre reserves the right to deny any messages deemed inappropriate or that do not meet requirements.

Messages should not exceed 60 characters / 10 words.

Marquee will be limited to 4 public messages a day. A $100 donation gives a person one message on the marquee for 24 hours. Messages will be included in a group of up to six messages that rotate every 8 seconds during that 24-hour period.

Please fill out the Marquee Donation Form with all required information. A minimum $100 donation is required, however, you may enter more in the box provided. In the space provided, include the MESSAGE and DATE to be displayed. Once submitted, your message will be sent to us for review. All requests should have at least 5 business days advance notice from the date to be displayed. Requests are reviewed twice a week, please allow us time to review and confirm your request.  Approved messages will be created and scheduled in advance, and a confirmation will be sent to the requester.

This is a tax-deductible donation and is greatly appreciated!


Heritage Foundation of Williamson County is committed to respecting the privacy of donors. The types of donor information that it collects and maintains are as follows:

  • Contact information: name, address, telephone number and email address
  • Giving information
  • Information on events attended, publications received and special requests for program information
  • Information provided by the donor in the form of comments and suggestions

Heritage Foundation uses donors’ information to understand their interests in its mission and to update them on the organization’s plans and activities. It is shared with staff, board members, volunteers and consultants only on a “need-to-know” basis. Heritage Foundation also assures donors that their names and addresses will not be shared with any third party unless permission has been granted. Donors should contact Heritage Foundation to have their names removed from any mailings.  If you have comments or questions about Heritage Foundation’s donor privacy policy, please email or call (615) 591-8500.