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Franklin Theatre

419 Main Street, Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 538-2075
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As featured in 3 days in Nashville
Ranked #5 of 24 attractions in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Franklin Theatre opened in the summer of 1937 when the marquee first illuminated Main Street. The downtown Franklin landmark closed in 2007 but... more » Owner description: The Franklin Theatre opened in the summer of 1937 when the marquee first illuminated Main Street. The downtown Franklin landmark closed in 2007 but the Heritage Foundation of Franklin, a nonprofit preservation group, stepped in to buy and rehabilitate the historic landmark. After three years of work, and an investment of more than $8 million, the historic Franklin Theatre reopened better than ever. It features classic movies and concerts from artists such as Little Texas, Jars of Clay, Mac McAnally and more. « less
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Franklin, TN, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My Wife and I attended a concert at the historic Franklin Theatre in Downtown Franklin, Tennessee. We say Lee Roy Parnell with special guest Etta Britt. This review is for the theatre. I could talk about the concert all night. The theatre was like stepping back in time. having been completely renovated a few years ago, I must assume it... More

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D H, General Manager at Franklin Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words and we loved Lee Roy Parnell's show, too! We're also happy to say that everything in the theater is new....including seats, décor, from roof to concrete. And especially the sound and light package that make seeing a live concert so special. Hope to see you again soon! More

Franklin, Tennessee
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This theatre is definitely a very worthwhile visit while you are in Franklin. This review details my 10 year old's experience. The movies: some movies will simply cost $5 a ticket. This is a fantastic deal for a family. My husband and son got to see The Monty Python Quote-a-long. Both are life-long Monty Python fans. My son is only... More

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D H, General Manager at Franklin Theatre, responded to this review

What a wonderful review....THANK YOU! We're so happy we could take care of your needs for the Monty Python "Quote A Long" and that it meant so much. Our staff takes pride in finding ways to exceed expectations and they'll be delighted to see your review. Hope you can return again soon! More

Kingsport, Tennessee
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
34 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Great place to catch a concert. Love the old theatre and will be on the lookout for concerts here. Sheryl Crow and Darius Rucker put on a great show for a great cause, New Hope Academy.

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D H, General Manager at Franklin Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share a review....it means a great deal to us. Hope we'll get the chance to see you again! More

Foothill Ranch, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We were in town and stumbled across a Sheryl Crow concert. We were going to see a movie in this tiny beautifully restored place, but it is amazing for concerts because there is no bad seat in the house.

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D H, General Manager at Franklin Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comments and hope you'll be back soon! More

Lewes, Delaware, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We have visited the Franklin Theatre twice over two years. Both times we saw Beausoleil, a favorite of ours. While the show never disappoints, I have to comment on the theatre. It is beautifully redone and the people who work and volunteer there are about the friendliest that we have ever met and we travel a lot. We drove from... More

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D H, General Manager at Franklin Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for attending the BeauSoleil show....one of our favorites, too! Your review means a lot to us and we'd love to have you as neighbors if (when?) you decide to move to Franklin! More

Franklin, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

What a jewel for Middle Tennessee! Franklin Theatre is a great place to visit by yourself, with a date, or just with your family! You can see a movie, listen to a world-name musical act, or see a play. This is a definite stop on your next visit to Franklin! Suggestion: check out their website before you visit.

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D H, General Manager at Franklin Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks a bunch for the kind words. Hope you'll be back for another event soon! More

Tennessee, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you get the chance to hear live music at the Franklin Theatre or a play/musical please do so. It's beautiful, the sounds is wonderful and it's a great thing to do after dinner downtown.

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D H, General Manager at Franklin Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review and especially for sharing how wonderful the sound and production is for shows at the Franklin Theatre. We will be sure to share with our staff. Hope you'll get a chance to visit again soon. More

Madison, Georgia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Don't know what took us so long to get there, but we know the way now! What a wonderful theatre. Not only are the seats comfortable, but there isn't a bad seat in the house. Great place.

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D H, General Manager at Franklin Theatre, responded to this review

Your review means a great deal to us. And you're right, there isn't a bad seat anywhere in the Franklin Theatre....unless it's an empty one! Hope you'll come and visit again soon. More

Brentwood, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Saw Mac McAnally last night at the Franklin Theatre. It was awesome. The theatre is a great venue for concerts. We had a cabaret table. It is a very intimate atmosphere. Have seen many other concerts, plays and movies. If you have the opportunity, you should check it out!

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D H, General Manager at Franklin Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review....and Mac McAnally is a favorite of ours as well. Hope you'll come see us again soon! More

Spring Hill, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This one room setting provides tons of entertainment throughout the day. From live performances to the best in movies. This place has it all. Very cool that this place was revitalized. A true treasure in Franklin.

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D H, General Manager at Franklin Theatre, responded to this review

Your review means a great deal to us and thanks for taking the time to share. Hope you'll get the chance to visit again soon. More

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