Franklin Theatre on Main Street in Downtown Franklin is one of the best and most popular places to go and enjoy a movie and popcorn or live music. Steeped in history from 1937 the Franklin Theatre blossomed onto the stage in Franklin as a movie theatre. Even though the world around it changed dramatically the theatre stood frozen in time almost as a staple of Franklin. For 70 years it saw many changes of ownership and people coming and going and mostly success for the better part of those 70 years. When the Mega Movie houses started popping up across America, the small town theatres were destined to fall by the wayside. That is exactly what happened to the Franklin Theatre. In steps the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, Tennessee to help save the day, and this legend of a theatre and all its glorious history.
We've all heard of the Jewel of the Nile, well Franklin Theatre was and is "The Jewel of Main Street" in Franklin, TN. After closing its doors for good, or so we thougth, in 2007 the Heritage Foundation bought and began renovation that cost millions of dollars. The price was worth it! Along with the Heritage Foundation the community kicked in and surrounded the project with time and money to help support the renovation project. Four years later Franklin Theatre emerged again, still in its historical location, but with a vibrant and exciting future ahead of it.
Now Franklin Theatre is not just a movie house, but a LIVE music entertainment stage as well. While you can still sit and watch a movie currently running in theatres across America, you can also view fan favorites and movies from the Silver Screen era. But it doesn't stop there! It isn't just live music, but live shows from illusionits to country music, jazz dance companies, Americana, rock and pop music just to name a few. It is all about the performing arts and even feature songwriters performing their own songs they have written for musicians and singers across the country. You desire a 'whodunnit' Franklin Theatre offers shows for every age and genre available.
Franklin Theatre is a MUST experience if you live in or are just visiting Franklin, Tennessee. There is something for everyone all throughout the year. It is a host to special events as well as other shows, which people line up down the street and sometimes in the street at festivals to get in to see the show. Franklin Theatre is enormous in its venue and dedication to the performing arts in Tennessee. You don't want to miss the chance of a lifetime experience and maybe some more popcorn along the way. Sit back and relax and enjoy the show!