Franklin Theatre

419 Main Street,
Franklin, TN 37064

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Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on January 31, 2014 at 3:13 am

This theater appears in a TV commercial for Liberty Mutual Insurance promoting volunteerism. There are two shots of the exterior at night and an auditorium scene as well.

mpotts
mpotts on December 16, 2012 at 8:03 pm

I remember this theater well. Both sets of my grandparents lived in Franklin(father was raised there). My paternal grandparents lived only 2-½ blocks from the theatre, so my sister & I attended lots of movies when visiting them. For many years the concession stand had a window which opened onto Main St. Passersby could get popcorn, Cokes, etc. without actually attending the movie. My father is part of a group which graduated Franklin High in the 40s. Every year they have a reunion..they had it at this theatre in 2011.

I got a private tour(courtesy of friend) of the theatre just before its reopening. Good to see that it’s been restored and in use again.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 7, 2012 at 1:27 pm

From an ad in this weeks Nashville Scene.J.D.Souther in concert Saturday May 5 at 8:00 P.M.Marc Cohn Friday May 11 at 8 P.M.Friday May 18th.Blind Boys of Alabama,Madeleine Peyroux May 19th.Glenn Miller Orchestra May 26 at 3 P.M. and 8:P.M.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on August 14, 2011 at 11:32 pm

Thanks for posting these nice photos Roburtone,I am going to drive down soon to check it out.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on August 5, 2011 at 7:44 pm

From this weeks Nashville Scene.Darrel Scott with String Quintet Sat.Aug 13 8.P.M.August 18-28 Studio Tenn Presents:Guys and Dolls. Nanci Griffith Sat. Sept.3 at 8 P.M.Happy Birthday,Patsy Cline with Mandy Barnett Thursday,Sept.8 at 8 P.M.Loudon Wainwright 111 Sat. Sept.10 at 8 P.M.Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Friday,Sep. 23 at 8.P.M.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 18, 2011 at 12:34 am

O.K. Chuck I knew they were still showing movies,looks like they are not advertising movies in print ads now.Just the live stuff.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 16, 2011 at 10:08 pm

I know Chuck this info came from an ad in the Nashville Scene.Maybe I should have listed were my info came from.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 15, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Saturday July 16th. Tony Joe White is performing at 8:00 P.M.Jeffrey Steele Saturday July 23rd.8.P.M.Ray Price July 30th 8.P.M. Darrell Scott & String Quintet August 13th.8.P.M.No movie advertised at this time.

RickB
RickB on June 27, 2011 at 1:47 am

Story on the Franklin’s restoration in the July/August issue of Preservation magazine. Online version here: http://www.preservationnation.org/magazine/2011/july-august/franklins-star-attraction.html

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on June 14, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Anyone attend the reopening?

KAS
KAS on June 4, 2011 at 9:28 pm

This theatre reopened yesterday as the Franklin Theatre,needs to be updated to open ,Movies and Live Shows.

joelmoses
joelmoses on June 3, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Now THIS is how you do a marquee replacement on one of these old theaters! Freaking gorgeous! http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomfrundle/5760701216/

As you can see, they’re also going to be hosting stage performances as well (Keb Mo!).

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 27, 2011 at 3:38 am

Thanks Tis.WOW,“KING KONG” the real one.not the silly remakes,one which i played.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 27, 2011 at 12:55 am

Grand Reopening: Friday June 3rd at 6p.m. See King Kong,The Wizard of Oz and Swing time in historic Main Street. The Franklin Theatre as is is called again will have live shows also.Tuesday,June 7 at 8.p.m. Green Nights:Vince Gill,Amy Grant and Friends.Sat.June 11th at 8 p.m. Keb'Mo'Saturday June 18th at 8 p.m. Jon Cleary.Saturday June 25th at 8 p.m. The Memphis Boys.“Get Funky for the 4th.Dance party with the Wooten Brothers Saturday July 2 at 8 p.m.The phone number for the Franklin Theatre is 615-538-2075.More info to come soon.Thanks to the Nashville Scene for this info.Also the opening night is FREE and Open to the public.Good luck to them.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 27, 2011 at 1:03 am

thanks Will,A lot of times I will try and see what is on the one-sheets while I guess most look just at the Theatre.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on April 25, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Mike: I think it says “Ford.” I know it sounds odd that cars might be on display at a movie theatre, but I know for sure that cars were occassionally displayed on the stage of Knoxville’s Bijou. It’s a thought anyway.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 25, 2011 at 2:10 am

Driving me crazy to figure out what"new 49" banner was plugging.Great picture,tis and Nick.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 24, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Thanks Nick,their new marquee looks like the one in the above photo.

Nunzienick
Nunzienick on April 23, 2011 at 11:35 pm

Thanks tlsloews for providing this photo. Here’s a nice shot dated 1949 showing entrance and marquee. Judging by the number of kids in line this looks like a Saturday matinee!
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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 15, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Heard on the news last night that this theatre is to reopen June 3rd.Running “Gone With The Wind.They also called it the Franklin Theatre instead of Cinema.Looks like its going back to its former name.

tmeeker
tmeeker on March 31, 2011 at 12:11 am

Can you purchase tickets in advance for the “An American Adventure” that will played their on June 6th?

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 9, 2011 at 11:07 pm

The new marquee was lit last Saturday night,and they are to reopen June 3rd.2011 according to the Tennessean newspaper.

JackCoursey
JackCoursey on January 29, 2011 at 5:05 am

Franklin, TN is one of the greatest places on earth. Beautiful, laid back, and nice as all get outs. I long to reside there again.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on January 29, 2011 at 1:59 am

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.