Venue Spotlight: The Franklin Theatre

It all started back in 1937 when the first show came to The Franklin Theatre and lit up the marquee on Main Street.

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Venue Spotlight: The Franklin Theatre

Posted by Gary Ashton: RE/MAX ADMIN on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 at 8:31am.

Image Credit: all started back in 1937 when the first show came to The Franklin Theatre and lit up the marquee on Main Street. Over seven decades later, the theatre is still providing some of the best shows, movies and plenty of fun for everybody in the area.

This venue is more than just a place to catch a movie or a live show. The Franklin Theatre is full of history and was even shut down in 2007 before re-opening to the public. It took help from the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County to get it back up and running, but the theatre was too important to the community to let it go.

This historic landmark has been rehabilitated over the past few years and over $8 million has gone into making it the theatre it is today. With the revitalization came live music at The Franklin Theatre for the first time. It's still a great venue for movies and other shows, but the addition of live music has allowed the theatre to really take off.

First LEED-Certified Historic Project

The Franklin Theatre became the first LEED-certified historic restoration project in the area. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. This certification is given by the U.S. Green Building Council to building projects emphasizing areas, such as water efficiency, energy saving measures and a reduction in CO2 emissions.

Movies, Music, Live Theater and More

Today, The Franklin Theatre provides more than ever before. This popular venue provides interesting movies, plenty of concerts, live theatre shows form Studio Tenn and much more. Many of the events sell out rather fast, especially the concerts.

Location and Box Office

The theatre is found at 419 Main Street in Franklin, Tennessee. The box office is open from 12pm to 5pm Sunday and Monday and from 11am to 6pm Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information and a list of upcoming shows visit the website at,


Gary Ashton

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