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Franklin Theatre

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Address: 419 Main St, Franklin, TN 37064-2719
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+1 615-538-2076
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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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Beautiful old theater and wonderful performances.

We've gone for movies and for fundraiser events. The renovations are wonderful and it's like stepping back in time. A fun plus is having a beer or a glass of wine with the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Max-TN
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Franklin, Tennessee
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Nolensville
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The venue is intimate and the sound system is excellent. Unlike many small venues, the seats aren't jammed so tight that your knees cannot fit when you are 6'2". However, the seats are tightly placed side to side so keep that in mind. Some events have tables up front that provide more flexibility. The concessions are reasonably priced for the... More 

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North Alabama
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65 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There isn't a bad seat in the house and the acoustics were great. The floor is sloped like the old theaters. The only problem is when someone spills a drink, it rolls down and gets everything wet that is sitting on the floor. The staff was very nice and accommodating. There is a concession stand with a few snacks, so... More 

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

Thanks so much for your kind review and we're so sorry if a drink was spilled that took anything away from the experience. (We don't expect patrons to sit on the floor, of course, and work to keep the venue very clean). Hope you'll be back again soon! More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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289 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've gone for movies and for fundraiser events. The renovations are wonderful and it's like stepping back in time. A fun plus is having a beer or a glass of wine with the performance. All of the seats are comfortable and the sound system is great.

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Thank Max-TN
D H, General Manager at Franklin Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review and also for supporting the charity events we're so proud to get to host from time to time. Hope you'll get to return again soon! More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once you walk into the Theatre you'll see what great things they've done. It was restored about 5 years back. I've listened to Music and watched movies there. From what I was told they spent big bucks on a great sound system to listen to Music as well a separate sound system for Movies. It has a cool balcony and... More 

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middle tenn
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42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place.....very retro, great job with the restoration. The air conditioning certainly works! I don't mind supporting the historic foundation.....what I do mind is the sneaky $1 per ticket, undisclosed up charge. It's not on the website or posted at the box office. Just left a negative vibe on the visit.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017

had a grate time wwith the show and sound in the building. The seating provides good view for people on stage

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

We're so happy you enjoyed the Mickey Gilley show at the Franklin Theatre. He's quite a storyteller and entertainer. Please come again soon! More 

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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Went to see a local movie and it was great! It has an old movie atmosphere and still felt modern enough. Great place to go to in downtown Franklin.

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1 Thank Jake S
D H, General Manager at Franklin Theatre, responded to this review

Movies are a special treat on the big screen and we're delighted you were able to enjoy that experience at the Franklin Theatre. Please come and visit again soon! More 

franklin, tn
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

enjoyable venue where you can have a glass of wine and enjoy some wonderful music and special events.

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1 Thank jerry j
D H, General Manager at Franklin Theatre, responded to this review

You're very kind to share your review via Trip Advisor with others and we're delighted you've had a great experience at the Franklin Theatre. Please come again soon! More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I had never been to this restored historic movie house with a full bar & concessions; so when I saw that Suzy Bogguss was scheduled to do a Valentine Concert there on Saturday February 11th, 2017 at 8:00 PM I decided to see if I could get tickets. The main reason I wanted to see Suzy in concert was that... More 

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1 Thank matthewaU4433WZ
D H, General Manager at Franklin Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review and we're delighted you enjoyed such a great experience at the Suzy Bogguss concert. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Not a bad seat in the theater. Great sound system. Can buy and bring drinks into the show. Performer greeted audience in lobby after her performance.

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1 Thank Sandy W
D H, General Manager at Franklin Theatre, responded to this review

Your comments mean a lot to us. Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences. Please come visit again soon! More 

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