Franklin Theatre honors silver screen favorite Doris Day with retrospective


Franklin Theatre honors silver screen favorite Doris Day with retrospective

Though Doris Day, one of Hollywood’s Golden Age legends, has recently left us, Williamson County film fans can still revisit the late actress’s most memorable roles in a retrospective series over the next week or so.

The Franklin Theatre is programming three of her most notable films over the next week.

They’ll feature Day’s western musical Calamity Jane, her screwball comedy Please Don’t Eat the Daisies and, perhaps the film with her most notable on-screen role, Pillow Talk, a 1959 collaboration with Rock Hudson that netted her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.

Day died in May at the age of 97, leaving behind a storied film and television career.

She doubled as a popular recording artist (“Sentimental Journey,” “My Dreams Are Getting Bigger All the Time” and “Que Sera Sera” her biggest hits) and was given the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.

Calamity Jane plays Wednesday, June 5 (4:00 p.m.), Monday, June 10 (7:00 p.m.) and Wednesday, June 12 (4:00 p.m.), while Daisies plays Tuesday, June 11 (4:00 p.m.), Wednesday, June 12 (7:00 p.m.) and Thursday, June 13 (7:00 p.m.).

Pillow Talk will show on Wednesday, June 5 (7:00 p.m.), Tuesday, June 11 (7:00 p.m.) and Thursday, June 13 (4:00 p.m.).

For classic film fans, the theater is also showing a sing-a-long version of The Sound of Music on June 30 in coordination with the Nashville Opera.

Ticket prices and options for purchase can be found on the Franklin Theatre’s website.

Photo of Pillow Talk from the Franklin Theatre. 

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