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Historic Artcraft Theater set to reopen its doors

FRANKLIN, Ind. (WISH) — The Historic Artcraft Theater in Franklin is set to reopen its doors after undergoing emergency repairs.

In early April, theater officials reported damage to the theater’s roof, marquee, ticket booth, and internal structure. The theater was forced to close its doors to the public and cancel live performances and film screenings. 

After undergoing repairs, the theater announced it will reopen with a classic film, ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ screening. The movie will be shown Thursday-Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. In addition, the theater will feature “The Wizard of Oz” and “A Fist Full of Dollars” in the following weeks.

Built-in the 1920s, the Artcraft Theater is a 625-seat single movie theater in downtown Franklin’s heart. It is listed as a historical landmark with the Indiana State Register of Historic Places and draws in visitors from all over the city. The theater and its volunteers are excited to welcome back the community while providing a safe and enjoyable experience.