The Fountain Theatre has entertained the residents of La Mesilla since 1905, when Albert Fountain Jr., son of Colonel Albert Jennings Fountain, bought the theater building.  The Fountain family has been associated with Mesilla since 1873, when&

View current, future and archived films and events at month at a time, with individual links to films.

Photo albums of the the theatre and MVFS events.

Welcome to Mesilla Valley Film Society

The Mesilla Valley Film Society is a non-profit organization with a working board of directors and a volunteer staff, which presents alternative, foreign and independent film and video to the southern New Mexico and El Paso/Juarez areas.

Screening Times: Shows run every evening Friday through Thursday at 7:30 PM, with a Saturday matinee at 1:30 PM and a Sunday matinee at 2:30 PM. On the last Thursday of the month there is a 1:30 PM matinee instead of an evening show and on the last Saturday of the month there is no Saturday matinee.

Please note that our films start promptly at the designated time. Latecomers will not be admitted.

Admission Prices: Regular $7; Matinees $6; Members $5; Seniors over 60, Military, and Students with ID $6; Wednesdays $5. Film Society members are admitted free to six films a year.

Posters, gift certificates and MVFS merchandise for sale. Please see the Membership page for more info.

For information about non-film and non-MVFS events at the Fountain Theatre, please go to