Artcraft Theatre

57 N. Main Street,
Franklin, IN 46131

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paulnelson on January 1, 2015 at 10:26 pm

Great curved marquee and handsome brick building.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 1, 2015 at 4:35 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 26, 2012 at 1:11 am

The theater celebrates its 90th birthday: View article

RubyTrio on November 6, 2009 at 5:09 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 3:02 am

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

Broan on September 30, 2007 at 6:46 pm

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