The Franklin Theatre

The Franklin Theatre opened in 1937 as the first air-conditioned building in town. The opening feature was “Night Must Fall,” starring Montgomery Clift and Rosalind Russell. Admission was a dime for children and a quarter for adults. It showed movies for 70 years on Main Street and in the early days even served as a Vaudeville-style theater. The theater has reopened as a multipurpose venue for music, movies and community events; the marquee is a reproduction of the original 1937 marquee. After three years of work—and an investment of more than $8 million —the theater re-emerged better than ever. The Franklin Theatre continues the tradition of showing movies, but also added a new dimension to Main Street— live music concerts and live stage theater performances.

419 Main Street
Franklin, TN 37064