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Franklin Theatre

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Address: 419 Main Street, Franklin, TN 37064
Phone Number: +1 615-538-2076
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Small town charm

I love supporting this small town theater! They have movies and live shows, both serve wine and beer. My kids love going here, it's convenient for us as locals, and it's cheaper... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mandi C
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love supporting this small town theater! They have movies and live shows, both serve wine and beer. My kids love going here, it's convenient for us as locals, and it's cheaper than most movie theaters.

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

Thanks for taking the time to share a review of the Franklin Theatre. It means so much to us....and especially that your children love it, too! Come visit again soon. More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have attended 4-5 events at the Franklin Theatre and it is a great venue for small concerts. Very intimate and great acoustics. The renovation is top quality.

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Thank volforlife1113
D H, General Manager at Franklin Theatre, responded to this review

We're so glad you've been able to attend several events at the Franklin Theatre and appreciate the review. Please come again soon! More 

Nolensville, TN
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103 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Franklin Theater is one of my favorite venues - has a small town, friendly atmosphere, good acoustics and friendly staff. Their calendar is loaded with a variety of events. My wife and I bought the VIP tickets, and were rewarded with fine wine and high class hors d'oeuvres. Very intimate and enjoyable. Oh and did I say, the audience is... More 

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Thank 2CanStan
D H, Guest Relations Manager at Franklin Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review and for taking time to share. Hope you'll get to visit again soon! More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Franklin offers many things to do and great restaurants. However, the Theatre is quite unique and recently refurbished. Plan your trip to include a show here; and if you don't care for the shows, just visit the building. It is a great place - right on Main Street!

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

Thanks for the kind words and encouraging people to visit us...and to visit Franklin in general for all the wonderful restaurants, shops and entertainment. Hope you'll get to visit again soon! More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

We have been here a few times and really enjoyed everything. I am so happy they keep this place going.

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Thank autojob1111
D H, General Manager at Franklin Theatre, responded to this review

Your review means the world to us and thanks for taking then time. And know that you help keep us going by visiting and enjoying the wonderful experiences we get to create and host. Come see us again soon! More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

This truly is a great facility to enjoy live music. Any seat is a great seat. Limited seating, small and intimate. Our first choice for live music, especially acoustic.

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

We appreciate the kind words of patrons more than you can imagine and we're delighted to be your first choice for live music events. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Came here for the first time to hear T. GRAHAM BROWN, which he alone I will go anywhere...lol...this venue was so nice, very intimate & not a bad seat in the house. The stage is high enough up for everyone to see...acoustics were great...there were times we couldn't hear what Tony was saying due to a very loud man 2... More 

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

Thanks so much for coming to see T Graham Brown's performance recently and for sharing your kind thoughts with others. It means so much to us to hear from patrons. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

The Franklin Theatre IS a definite destination as it regularly has live entertainment and old movies, too. Such an addition to Main Street Franklin. Look it up! Fabulous!!!

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Thank lparker000
D H, General Manager at Franklin Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your recommendation about the Franklin Theatre....we love being a destination for visitors and hope every event we host touches people. Come back and see us again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

We are so glad we were told to visit this adorable town! Tons of restaurant and great local shopping. We had a nice relaxing morning! The Bread Basket place to eat was awesome and I found some cute things in the shops! We were there on a Tuesday morning and everywhere was busy! The spice shop has Nashville hit chicken... More 

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Thank MrsSteen17
D H, General Manager at Franklin Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and we're so happy you enjoyed a wonderful side trip from Nashville. Come back next time and spend a little more time with us! More 

Hamburg, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

The theater is a bit hidden among the exhibitions. So it was difficult to find. But with the help of the staff, you'll get there quick. Though, I was there to watch a movie at 7 pm, the doors didn't open even way after 7.

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

Thanks for taking the time to share a review of the Franklin Theatre. Our apologies that your event apparently didn't start on time. This would be a rarity and we'd love to have more information to make sure we exceed your expectations on your next visit. More 

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