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Franklin Theatre

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Address: 419 Main Street, Franklin, TN 37064
Phone Number: 16155382076
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Franklin Theatre opened in the summer of 1937 when the marquee first...
The Franklin Theatre opened in the summer of 1937 when the marquee first illuminated Main Street. The downtown historic landmark closed in 2007 but reopened as a 300 seat venue in 2011 with an investment of more than $8 million to again enrich, inspire and connect our community. It still features classic and recent release movies, community and private events - but most exciting are the live concerts by diverse original talents such as Sheryl Crow, Art Garfunkel, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Vince Gill, Keb Mo and many more.
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Nostalgia at its best!

It took a lot of time, love, dedication, and yes, money, to bring this charming theatre back to life, but faithful patrons along with the help of a few country music stars did... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Franklin, Tennessee
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It took a lot of time, love, dedication, and yes, money, to bring this charming theatre back to life, but faithful patrons along with the help of a few country music stars did just that! The cozy ambience lends itself perfectly to movies, live productions, and a fantastic New Year's Eve party complete with the Big Band sound. It's not... More 

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

Thank you SO MUCH for the kind review. We should have you write copy for our promotions! Hope you'll get a chance to visit again soon! More 

Nashville, TN
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90 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Franklin Theatre is a labor of love for many people in our town. It's been lovingly restored to its original Art Deco grandeur and has lots of vintage photos of Franklin. Be sure to visit the restroom on the main floor. Great historical pics. It's a small theatre with tables up by the stage and regular theatre seating on... More 

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

We love it when people take the time to describe the theater and our programming for others. Your review means the world to us and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Whether it is a show or a movie, sound system is pretty awesome. Although small, it has great seating as well as small tables to enjoy appetizers.

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

Thanks for the kind review and, you're correct, we invested a great deal into the audio experience our patrons enjoy. We actually have two separate systems in the room - one for movie surround sound and a separate one tuned to the room for live concerts. Hope you'll get a chance to visit again soon! More 

Franklin, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you have a chance to attend any music production at Franklin Theatre - you must do it Every seat is good, the sound is incredible, and the theatre itself is so much fun to be in for an event. Everything we have attended there has been enjoyed.

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

We are honored by your review and for recommending us to others. Thanks for pointing out the incredible music talents we get to host and how much fun we all get to have. Hope you'll visit again soon! More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I and another couple saw the free showing of Nashville Public Televisions debut of "Poldark" at the Franklin Theater. NPT always puts on a good show - our favorite being a premiere showing of Downton Abbey in the NPT studios! The Franklin Theater is one of our favorite places to go - whether to see a movie,... More 

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

Thanks for sharing your experience with the Franklin Theatre and especially pointing out how wonderful our neighbors with shops, restaurants and other attractions are in Franklin. And you're right....isn't our exclusive chocolate bar ("Showtime") just divine? Hope you'll get a chance to visit again soon! More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great concert venue. The sound is superb and it is intimate. This is in the heart of Downtown Franklin. Several restaurants within walking distance to grab a great dinner or appetizer and a drink. This place is truely unique.

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

Thanks for sharing your thoughts about your experience with the Franklin Theatre and we're honored to be a favorite and described as a great concert venue. Hope you'll get to be with us again soon! More 

Cookeville, Tennessee
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80 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Older, smallish. Looks like every seat is a good set. No columns or posts to obscure the view and small enough that everyone, even the balcony is pretty close to the stage.

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

Your review means a lot to us and we appreciate the kind words. Hope you'll get to visit again soon! More 

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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

What a treat, going to see a movie or featured attraction at the Franklin Theatre on Main Street! Like stepping back in time, but yet with updated facilities. So glad folks contributed to the preservation of this theatre!

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

Thanks for the wonderful review and we, too, are so thankful for the generosity of our community which pitched in to make sure the Franklin Theatre was saved for future generations. Hope you'll be back again soon! More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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65 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Went for a debate and also for a concert. Loved it both times. It is very quaint and there is not a bad seat in the theater!!

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

You're right, there isn't a bad seat in the house! Some patrons love to sit in the cabaret section to be up close, while others find the balcony with it's special view of the stage to be their favorite. Hope you'll be back soon! More 

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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

I've attended concerts, plays, documentaries and movies at the theater. I always have a great experience.

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

We're delighted you've always had a great experience when you visit....it's our reason for being, to create special experiences at every event. Hope you'll get to visit again soon! More 

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Additional Information about Franklin Theatre

Address: Address: 419 Main Street, Franklin, TN 37064
Phone Number: 16155382076
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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