Artcraft Theatre

57 N. Main Street,
Franklin, IN 46131

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paulnelson on January 1, 2015 at 7:26 pm

Great curved marquee and handsome brick building.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 1, 2015 at 1:35 pm

Here is an item about the Artcraft Theatre from the March 5, 1921, issue of The American Contractor:

“Contract is Awarded. Franklin, Ind.—Theatre (M. P.) & Office Bldg.: $75,000. 2 sty. 25x30. Archt. Roy C. Bryant. Owner The Artcraft Theatre Corp., D. O. Newlin. secy. Gen. contr. let to Roy C. Bryant. Excav.”
Architect/builder Roy C. Bryant also designed the Masonic Lodge in Franklin, now the Johnson County Museum of History, which is listed on the NRHP.

CSWalczak on September 25, 2012 at 10:11 pm

The theater celebrates its 90th birthday: View article

RubyTrio on November 6, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Just attended a showing of “It Happened One Night” at the Artcraft. Still undergoing renovation. I was glad that it is still alive and kicking.

Mike Richardson
Mike Richardson on August 14, 2009 at 12:02 am

Drove by yesterday. Marquee says they’re open during renovation. Huge scaffolding covers front above canopy.

Broan on September 30, 2007 at 3:46 pm

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