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Historic Artcraft Theatre

57 N Main St, Franklin, IN 46131-2335
+1 317-736-6823
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Let yourself be drawn into the theatre of old. Great feeling inside, roomy seating, nostalgic... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Franklin, Indiana
Can't Go Wrong

This is an historic movie theater in the center of a quaint town, with pubs and restaurants close... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Columbus, United States
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57 N Main St, Franklin, IN 46131-2335
+1 317-736-6823
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Let yourself be drawn into the theatre of old. Great feeling inside, roomy seating, nostalgic movies.

Thank tbradburn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an historic movie theater in the center of a quaint town, with pubs and restaurants close by. The Artcraft shows vintage movies (which include every thing from Alfred Hitchcock to Ghost Busters to Christmas Classics.) The theater is spacious but still tends to...More

1  Thank 545laritak
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Once upon a time, all American towns (at least in the mid-west) had a theater much like the Artcraft. Sadly, most have been torn down in the name of "progress." But not in Franklin! A group of local folks have put a ton of sweat...More

1  Thank BoilerMakerBob
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Just walked into this lovely piece of antiquity to see Key Largo in black and white. This group is doing a fantastic job to restore this movie theater to its original grandeur. Nearly 100-years-old, this theater boasts a true stage with a cute introductory act...More

1  Thank JSoul13
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We have enjoyed this iconic theater for 39 years. The Historic Society is constantly upgrading things. Recently they replaced a swamp cooler with AC and repaired the lovely marquee. The seats need replacing, and we hope this is on their list of projects. It is...More

1  Thank nette15
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We've been a few times at Christmas but this was our first non holiday show. We enjoyed a bit of the pre show antics but the cartoon before the main movie started 36 minutes later. TOO MUCH

Thank Rick O
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is by far my favorite place in Franklin. It's like a step back in time. Everyone is super nice. Family friendly. A truly wonderful family experience in entertainment. Prices are so much cheaper then other theaters.

1  Thank E9230FSlisab
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

You are in for a real treat! Let me start with the building itself. This historic theater is in the late stages of being completely restored to it's original grandeur. The marquee is ablaze with thousands of lights and tons of neon. After you purchase...More

2  Thank Craig W
Jaime S, Manager at Historic Artcraft Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thanks for the kind review! We do our best to make sure everyone enjoys their experience. We are always open to suggestions on how to improve things too!

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Built in 1922 as a silent movie theater and Vaudeville house, the Art craft Theatre was built complete with an orchestra pit and full stage with dressing rooms below(theater seats approx 600 people) . Since then it has been reconditioned with each passing decade. The...More

1  Thank Kimtastic101
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Fun to experience an "old time movie" in renovated historical venue. Felt like the movie house of my teenage self.

1  Thank mammycakes
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