Franklin Theatre

419 Main Street,
Franklin, TN 37064

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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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 30, 2007 at 5:48 pm

The link that I just posted is forbidden? Thats strange because it works for me.

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Lost Memory on November 30, 2007 at 5:37 pm

This is an updated link for the photo that I posted on Nov 2, 2005.

kencmcintyre on November 13, 2007 at 7:56 pm

Not especially timely, but here is a June 2006 article about the theater from a local perspective:

stephaniedial on October 9, 2007 at 12:54 am

Just realized no one has yet posted anything about this- but there’s great news about the effort to save the Franklin Cinema.

The Heritage Foundation of Franklin has secured a one-year interest-free loan as a first step in rasing funds to own and renovate the old cinema into a muilti-use entertainment complex featuring movies, live music, special events, corporate events, etc. The expected close date is late October, 2007.

Visit for more info & the official press release.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 15, 2007 at 11:15 am

In that case, you should make Patrick aware of the problem. Try posting a message about the email notification problem here.

tomdelay on June 15, 2007 at 10:55 am

I have, many times, including this last posting and it still comes through. Arrgggg!

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Lost Memory on June 15, 2007 at 9:00 am

Tom….To turn off the the email notification for this theater, click on the second link in the email that you received. “To remove yourself from receiving further notifications from this
thread, click here:” There is a link right below that text.

tomdelay on June 15, 2007 at 8:40 am

I keep getting notification of entries about this theatre. Please remove my name from this theatre’s list. Thank you.

JackCoursey on June 15, 2007 at 5:53 am

Check out the Franklin Cinema in Franklin, TN. There is a big community effort underway to get this theatre up and running again as a venue for both live performance and film.

JackCoursey on February 16, 2007 at 5:25 am

There was another Franklin Theatre that predates this one and was located just up Main Street. The seating for the original theatre was around 300. When the current Franklin Theatre at 419 Main Street opened in 1930 it had a seating capacity of approximately 730 (600 in the stalls and 130 in the balcony). There is a great effort being made to reopen and restore the Franklin and I have a good feeling that it is going to come back better than ever.

Mrdjjames on February 15, 2007 at 3:45 am

Thanks Jack! That is a great set of shots.

JackCoursey on January 7, 2007 at 2:01 pm

Here are photos from the Franklin’s last day of operation: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8

JackCoursey on January 4, 2007 at 2:47 am

Lost Memory: Excellent article! Thank you for sharing it.

longislandmovies on January 3, 2007 at 4:50 pm


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Lost Memory on January 3, 2007 at 4:46 pm

This is an article dated 01/02/07 about the Franklin Cinema closing.

longislandmovies on January 3, 2007 at 3:57 pm

how much cash are we talking about?

JackCoursey on December 6, 2006 at 2:27 pm

This question was somewhat addressed a few months ago in an article in the Tennesseen on what was being done to try to save the theatre. This article implied that a group would be meeting with the proprietors of the Belcourt and other similar operations such as the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville and the Tivoli Theatre in Chattanooga to get some suggestions on how to both save and sustain the Franklin. No word on the outcome. All that is sure at this point is that the FRANKLIN THEATRE WILL CLOSE IN DECEMBER 2006.

Franklinite on December 6, 2006 at 11:51 am

Has anyone checked with the owners of The Belcourt Cinema in Hillsboro Village (Nashville)? I don’t think they make a killing, but they show amazing indie films and documentaries. They also have art shows, music, etc.
Hopefully there is a solution. Would be shameful of our town to begin losing its eclectic feel downtown. We certainly don’t need anymore lawyer’s offices or overpriced home decor stores down there.

JackCoursey on November 28, 2006 at 5:39 am

This telephone number will put you through to the group which is heading the campaign to save the theatre: (615) 591-8500.

havuhrd on November 28, 2006 at 5:02 am

we would be willing to assume the lease on theatre, and bring in live entertainment as well as keep movie s running….mostly classics….help me get ahold of who i need to…my local phone is 785-577-5038, ask for James

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 14, 2006 at 3:05 pm

Here is the online petition to “Save the Franklin Cinema”.