Franklin Theatre

419 Main Street,
Franklin, TN 37064

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TLSLOEWS on January 28, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Saw the same thing on the news tonight.The new marquee is to be a replica of the 1930 marquee,also they are to release a reopening date this weekend.Will update when I have more info.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 28, 2011 at 5:36 pm

thanks Will for the news.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on January 28, 2011 at 7:48 am

Here’s some good news.

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Got an e-mail today saying that the new marquee was lit up for the first time last night.

TLSLOEWS on August 26, 2010 at 2:25 pm

I am going to drive down there and check it out when they reopen.

TLSLOEWS on July 19, 2010 at 9:02 am

Recieved an e-mail from Nancy Williams at the Franklin Cinema,she said the theatre is under heavy constrution and plans to reopen Spring 2011.

TLSLOEWS on July 16, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Just looked at their website,asking for donations,you can get a piece of the theatre curtain framed for $40.00 any takers?

TLSLOEWS on July 16, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Any new word on this Cinema reopening? Maybe Patsy will throw in some money to help. I saw something on the news a few months back but haven’t heard anything else.

TLSLOEWS on April 21, 2010 at 5:39 pm

Come on up Mike.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 21, 2010 at 5:36 pm

What great little theatre. I would love to visit it if it was closer to EAST TENN.

TLSLOEWS on February 24, 2010 at 11:55 am

Problem is Patsy that the people who live there do not like to let loose of their $$$$$$ ,maybe thats why they have so much.I do know.

Patsy on February 24, 2010 at 11:49 am

Perhaps someone will step up and reopen it…all it takes is $ and if there is a lot of $ in Franklin…shouldn’t be a problem. And I hope that when and if it reopens the art deco theatre will return to a single screen venue!

TLSLOEWS on February 24, 2010 at 11:08 am

Drove by the movie house many times,I do not remember going in,I wish I had now.There is a lot of MONEY in Frankiln,Tennessee maybe someone will step up and reopen this place.

Patsy on October 12, 2009 at 6:45 am

Thanks Jack and a post from norelco! Where have you been? And if this theatre ever gets restored the original marquee that is shown on their Save the Franklin website needs to be reinstated!

carolgrau on October 11, 2009 at 10:38 pm

I ran movies here once in awhile to help them out, what a nice theatre and yet was kind of strange to see it go so fast, and in the midst of all the money floating around the area.Bitch all you want,you did nothing to save it.

JackCoursey on October 11, 2009 at 7:36 pm

Here are a couple of photos of the interior made during it’s final days of operation: 1, 2

Patsy on October 11, 2009 at 7:18 pm

“The enduring romance with the Franklin Theatre began in the summer of 1937. The marquee spilled brilliantly onto Main Street inviting citizens countywide to see "Night Must Fall,” starring Robert Montgomery and Rosalind Russell. And they came — young and old, black and white, rich and poor. They laughed, they cried, they dreamed. And, together, within the illuminated walls of the Franklin Theatre, unforgettable moments occurred and memories were made."

Patsy on October 11, 2009 at 7:10 pm

Are there any interior photos of this art deco theatre? The Save the Franklin site shows the original art deco marquee that needs to be returned to this theatre exterior, imo. As a sidenote, I think there is a recording studio near Franklin called Dark Horse?

James Colburn
James Colburn on September 30, 2008 at 7:40 pm

So are we saving this gem?? What is the latest?

stephaniedial on April 2, 2008 at 10:39 am

“FranklinBlah” I am not quite sure what you are talking about- or if you know what you are talking about. The restorations plans are in place and nothing is being ‘trashed’. The Heritage Franklin stepped in and purchased the Theatre so that you will be able to return there and watch a movie and drink a beer! The thing to remember is that the previous business model was bad- clearly- since they went out of business. So restoring the theatre to its original glory and reopening it as a multi-use entertainment venue that shows movies, concerts, etc. is simply making better use of the facility while having a viable business model. visit

ChrisWillman on April 2, 2008 at 10:15 am

What do you mean by “trash it”? What plans are you aware of?

Franklinblah on March 9, 2008 at 8:37 pm

They are going to trash everything that was ever good about the Franklin Cinema. Pizza, beer, a place to prop your feet up, and a place to watch a MOVIE! Not to mention a draw to shop downtown beforehand and get dinner afterward.

Is the Boiler Room straining to keep up with demand or something?

What did I expect from a town that demolished a historic Raymond Loewy building to build a dirt lot?

JackCoursey on November 30, 2007 at 6:08 pm

A great effort is underway to not only save the Franklin, but make it a greater venue than it was before. Check out the Save the Franklin Theatre website.

kencmcintyre on November 30, 2007 at 5:56 pm

It must be me, then. I knew I should have taken a shower this morning.