MESSAGE TO FANS: ‘DON’T STAND IN LINE. BUY ONLINE.’
FRANKLIN, Tenn. — The legendary Franklin Theatre today launched its new web site at www.franklintheatre.com with a message urging moviegoers and music fans: “Don’t stand in line. Buy online.”
In unveiling the new site, the 290-seat theater made tickets available for its first month of current-run movies. All movie showings will be $5 for the first 90 days. Additionally, the theater revealed its first live-music performances, including:
- Tuesday, June 7: Vince Gill and Amy Grant headline the inaugural “Green Nights,” a music series celebrating the Franklin Theatre’s commitment to community and environmental sustainability.
- Saturday, June 11: Keb’ Mo’ plays the Franklin Theatre’s first Saturday-night concert, a new programming staple for the world-class live entertainment venue.
The Franklin Theatre, a 1937 historic landmark that closed its doors in 2007, re-opens on June 3 following a multi-million-dollar restoration. With just 36 days remaining, anticipation is building among fans who have waited years for the return of movies and music on Main Street.
“Interest is high and seating is limited,” said Lindsay George, Community Relations Director for the Franklin Theatre. “We’re asking all of our fans to be patient as we try to accommodate demand in the weeks ahead. The key is: Don’t stand in line. Buy online.”
The Franklin Theatre’s new web site — designed and developed by Franklin-based Birdsong Creative and JLB Works — features online ticket and merchandise sales powered by Agile Ticketing Solutions. Fans can sign up to receive email announcements and updates.
Check out the Franklin Theatre online for grand opening weekend details on June 3-5, including a 1930s-themed street party in downtown Franklin and screenings of film classics “Gone With the Wind” and “Casablanca.”