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The Franklin Theatre

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419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
615.538.2076 https://www.franklintheatre.com/

The Franklin Theatre Mission

The mission of The Franklin Theatre is to provide world-class performing arts experiences to diverse Williamson County residents and visitors and to be a platform for local philanthropic engagement and education, while providing unparalleled guest service.

The Franklin Theatre Story

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 theater 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. But 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-theaters.

Enter the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County. Rather than lose the heart of Main Street, the nonprofit preservation group stepped in to buy and rehabilitate the historic landmark. After three years of work – and an investment of more than $8 million – the historic Franklin Theatre re-emerged better than ever.

The new Franklin Theatre continues the cherished tradition of showing movies, but also adds a new dimension to Main Street – live music. With a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system, and undeniable charm, the Franklin Theatre is destined to be an entertainment and cultural icon for years to come.

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November 2022

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

November 29 @ 8:00 pm - November 30 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder.

Born July 18, 1954 in Cordell, Kentucky, Skaggs showed signs of future stardom at an early age, playing mandolin on…

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December 2022

Levi Kreis

December 1 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Levi Kreis - The Franklin Theatre - December 1st Levi’s stunning piano/vocal holiday show infuses gospel, country, rockabilly and jazz…

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Glenn Miller Orchestra

December 2 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Glenn Miller Orchestra

The first Glenn Miller Orchestra did not make it at all. It was a total and absolute economic failure. But…

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A Jars of Clay Family Christmas

December 3 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Jars of Clay Family Christmas LIVESTREAM 2022 ticket tiers.  A Portion of ALL LIVESTREAM ticket tiers will benefit Blood Water…

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Tribute to “A Charlie Brown Christmas”: The Lori Mechem Quartet

December 4 @ 7:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Tribute to A Charlie Brown Christmas- The Lori Mechem Quartet in downtown Franklin at The Franklin Theatre.

Tribute to "A Charlie Brown Christmas": The Lori Mechem Quartet - The Franklin Theatre - December 4th Get in the…

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Operation Song 10th Anniversary Show

December 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Operation Song 10th Anniversary Show in downtown Franklin, enjoy comedy, a live auction, and musical performances from Nashville’s leading songwriters.

Join an audience of active-duty military, veteran, and Gold Star families for a patriotic night of entertainment to celebrate Operation…

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The Last Holiday(2006)

December 6 @ 2:30 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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The Last Holiday movie poster, see the movie in Franklin at The Franklin Theatre.

The Last Holiday(2006) - The Franklin Theatre Upon learning of a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to sell all…

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

December 7 @ 7:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Dailey and Vincent- All I Want For Christmas Is Y'all - Event in Downtown Franklin at The Franklin Theatre in December.

Dailey and Vincent: All I Want For Christmas Is Y'all - The Franklin Theatre - December 7th Multi-Grammy Award winners…

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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (PG-13)

December 8 @ 7:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation showings at The Franklin Theatre.

As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife,…

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A Family Christmas with Louis York & The Shindellas

December 9 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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A Family Christmas with Louis York & The Shindellas - Franklin Event.

A Family Christmas with Louis York & The Shindellas - The Franklin Theatre Louis York is the creation of multi-GRAMMY…

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Elf (PG)

December 10 @ 10:00 am
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Elf (PG) Movie

Elf (PG) - The Franklin Theatre - December 10 A human baby raised as an elf. A city where no…

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Studio Tenn Presents: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - December 11 @ 7:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Studio Tenn Presents- Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol in downtown Franklin at The Franklin Theatre.

"Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol" Adapted by Mark CabusYou may think you know Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol by heart,…

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This Christmas (2007)

December 12 @ 2:30 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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This Christmas - Movie.

This Christmas(2007) - The Franklin Theatre - December 12 A Christmastime drama centered around the Whitfield family's first holiday together…

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A Christmas Story (PG)

December 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Ralphie, A Christmas Story (PG) Movie.

A Christmas Story - The Franklin Theatre - December 13th - 10 AM and 2:00 PM In the 1940s, a…

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Movie Gang Presents: The Gremlins (1984)

December 13 @ 7:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Movie Gang Presents: The Gremlins movie at The Franklin Theatre.

Movie Gang Presents: The Gremlins(1984) - The Franklin Theatre A young man inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new…

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Christmas with Veritas

December 14 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Christmas with Veritas

Christmas with Veritas - The Franklin Theatre Ring in your Christmas season with a night of holiday classics, sacred favorites,…

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Beth Nielsen Chapman

December 15 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Beth Nielsen Chapman - The Franklin Theatre Beth is back out touring in support of CrazyTown in 2022 so get…

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Melinda Doolittle

December 16 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Melinda Doolittle

Melinda Doolittle is a soul–stirring songstress. She is a flawless vocalist with irresistible artistry and effortless style compelling her audiences…

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Christmas with the King: A Holiday Tribute to Elvis

December 17 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Christmas with the King- A Holiday Tribute to Elvis in downtown Franklin at The Franklin Theatre.

Christmas with the King: A Holiday Tribute to Elvis at The Franklin Theatre Nashville Elvis Festival presents CHRISTMAS WITH THE KING: A…

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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (PG-13)

December 18 @ 7:00 pm - December 19 @ 2:30 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation movie, showing in downtown Franklin at The Franklin Theatre.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation at the Franklin Theatre As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a…

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (PG)

December 19 @ 10:00 am
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas, movie in downtown Franklin at The Franklin Theatre.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas - presented by The Franklin Theatre In this live-action adaptation of the beloved children's tale…

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It’s A Wonderful Life (PG)

December 20 @ 10:00 am
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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It's A Wonderful Life Movie.

It's A Wonderful Life (PG) - Presented by The Franklin Theatre George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking…

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Street Corner Symphony

December 20 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Street Corner Symphony.

Street Corner Symphony - The Franklin Theatre Street Corner Symphony is a contemporary a cappella group based out of Nashville,…

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The Polar Express (G)

December 21 @ 10:00 am - December 22 @ 2:30 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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The Polar Express Movie.

The Polar Express (G) - Presented by The Franklin Theatre Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump"; "Cast Away")…

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White Christmas (1954)

December 21 @ 2:30 pm - December 22 @ 10:00 am
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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White Christmas Movie (1954).

White Christmas (1954) - Presented by The Franklin Theatre Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join…

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It’s A Wonderful Life (PG)

December 22 @ 7:00 pm - December 23 @ 10:00 am
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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It's A Wonderful Life Movie.

It's A Wonderful Life (PG) - Presented by The Franklin Theatre George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking…

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The Gatlin Brothers: Country & Christmas

December 23 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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The Gatlin Brothers- Country & Christmas.

The Gatlin Brothers: Country & Christmas - The Franklin Theatre The legendary Gatlin Brothers are back and just in time for Christmas! …

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A Matt Logan Production: New Year’s Eve Concert

December 31 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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New Years Eve Concert Downtown Franklin, TN, at The Franklin Theatre.

Travel back in time as The Franklin Theatre turns into a swinging 1950s jazz club for one-night-only. Join us as…

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January 2023

Bridges and Backroads

January 19, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Bridges and Backroads

Bridges and Backroads at The Franklin Theatre Grammy© nominated artists John Ford Coley, Tom Wurth, and Grammy© winner Billy Dean…

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Frankie Foti & Illuminadi

January 23, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Frankie Foti & Illuminadi

“Magical” - beautiful or delightful in such a way as to seem removed from everyday life. “Coincidences”  - remarkable concurrence…

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February 2023

Anthony Nunziata: Love Songs from Broadway & Beyond

February 6, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Dubbed “America’s new romantic singing sensation,” New York-born and Nashville-based award-winning singer, songwriter and entertainer Anthony Nunziata is making a…

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David Cook

February 11, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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David Cook

Join David Cook at The Franklin Theatre for a special Acoustic Duo with a String Quartet - just in time…

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Forever Abbey Road

February 17, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Forever Abbey Road The Best of The Beatles and Sounds of the 60's to perform in downtown Franklin at The Franklin Theatre.

Forever Abbey Road - The Franklin Theatre Forever Abbey Road is comprised of four Nashville musicians who work hard at…

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Mountain Heart

February 18, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Mountain Heart - The Franklin Theatre Mountain Heart is the band that has been fearlessly revolutionizing the way acoustic music…

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March 2023

Martin Sexton

March 8, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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The real thing, people." -Billboard Martin Sexton returns with what RollingStone calls his “soul-marinated voice,” acoustic guitar, and a suitcase…

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Eireann, A Taste of Ireland

March 17, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - March 18, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Eireann, A Taste of Ireland.

Eireann, A Taste of Ireland - The Franklin Theatre The fastest and greatest dancers in the land come together to…

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April 2023

Philip Daniel

April 6, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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From Lincoln, Nebraska, Daniel did his graduate work at the UMKC Conservatory in Piano Performance and his undergraduate studies at…

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May 2023

Studio Tenn: Here You Come Again

May 17, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - May 21, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Studio Tenn- Here You Come Again, show in Franklin at The Franklin Theatre.

Written by Bruce Vilanch, Gabriel Barre, and Tricia Paoluccio; Featuring Songs Written or Recorded by Dolly Parton (And Others). A…

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Studio Tenn: Here You Come Again

May 24, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - May 28, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
Franklin, 37064 United States
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Studio Tenn- Here You Come Again, show in Franklin at The Franklin Theatre.

Written by Bruce Vilanch, Gabriel Barre, and Tricia Paoluccio; Featuring Songs Written or Recorded by Dolly Parton (And Others). A…

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