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 the Mesilla Valley Film Society

The Mesilla Valley Film Society is a non-profit organization that manages the historic Fountain Theatre in Mesilla, New Mexico.  With a working board of directors and a volunteer staff, we present alternative, foreign and independent film and video to audiences in the southern New Mexico and El Paso/Juarez areas.

Posters, gift certificates and MVFS merchandise are 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


Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Fountain Theatre is currently closed.  The MVFS offers virtual cinema through our website. 

These films are generally available only through arthouses such as ours, not on Netflix or Amazon. When you decide to stream the film, click the rental option. This takes you to the distributor’s website where you purchase your ticket. A percentage of the ticket price comes back to the MVFS.

Films come to us from different distributors and each rental page is different. Follow the prompts to access the film. You have several ways to stream the films:

  1. On your computer, tablet, or phone.
  2. On your TV by connecting your computer to it.
  3. On your TV through Apple TV, Roku, or Amazon Fire TV Stick device.
  4. On your TV through your phone/tablet using Apple AirPlay or Chromecast.
  5. By screen sharing with your smartphone, tablet, or computer on the same Wi-Fi network.

We look forward to seeing you when the Fountain Theatre reopens!