Efforts to restore Franklin Theatre payoff; theater reopens in June

posted by CSWalczak on February 9, 2011 at 7:44 am

FRANKLIN, TN — The dedicated efforts to restore and reopen the 1937 Franklin Theatre are bearing fruit. The theater just got a new marquee, a faithful reproduction of the original, and the theater itself will reopen on June 3 as venue for both movies and live performances.

“This is the kind of universal crossroads for this county that we love so much,” said Aubrey Preston, interim director of the theater. “The Franklin Theatre is the common denominator for all races and religions, all political parties. It is the thing that really brings everybody together and that we need more of in this world.”

There is a story with a picture in the Tennessean.

Theaters in this post

Comments (3)

Michael D. Jackson
Michael D. Jackson on February 9, 2011 at 9:00 am

Since the last time movies were shown in this theater was 2007, this has been a remarkable turnaround. How exciting!

TLSLOEWS on February 9, 2011 at 3:03 pm

I have an old photo of this theatre,and the new marquee does look like the original one.Very Nice.I will drive down from Nashville and check it out when they reopen.

TLSLOEWS on April 18, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Saw on the News the other night that they will reopen June 3rd,with a screening of “Gone with the Wind”.

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment