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Historic Artcraft Theatre

57 N Main St, Franklin, IN 46131-2335
+1 317-736-6823
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Take A Trip Back In Time!

Once upon a time, all American towns (at least in the mid-west) had a theater much like the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Greenwood, Indiana
A Can't Miss Historic Wonder

Just walked into this lovely piece of antiquity to see Key Largo in black and white. This group is... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
Dayton, Ohio
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57 N Main St, Franklin, IN 46131-2335
+1 317-736-6823
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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 24 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 12 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.

Thank E9230FSlisab
Reviewed 10 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

1  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 9 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
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Shows great old time films when we were there showed CLUE the 1985 film using old 35mm. Projectors great time.

Thank witnit53
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I had the pleasure of coming to this quaint town on business. I love how they are revitalizing the old downtown. Trying to get aquatinted with town, I stumbled across the Artcraft. I peaked through the windows and just new I had to enter. Upon...More

1  Thank Ashley R
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