The Mesilla Valley Film Society strives to make the cinematic experience at the Fountain Theatre accessible for all patrons. Later in the summer, we will offer assisted listening and closed caption devices for our films. Beginning August 5, 2018, we will screen open captions on Sunday nights when the scheduled film has an open caption option.
What Are Your Options?
Captioning displays words to indicate spoken dialogue or narration, as well as sounds, sound effects, speaker identification, music, and other auditory information not conveyed in speech.
Closed captions are captions that can only be seen by a person with a seat-mounted private display unit. They are provided by the theater at no charge. Ask the theatre manager for a closed caption device.
Open captions are viewable on the screen with no special equipment or adjustment required by the audience. Beginning, Sunday August 5, 2018, Sunday nights are open caption night at the Fountain Theatre.
Not all films have captioning capability. When the MVFS screens a film with this option, we will note it in advance on the film trailer, our website and in our publicity materials. Look for the “CC” or “OC” symbol (shown below).
Assisted listening consists of a small wireless radio receiver and either a headset or an induction neck loop that works directly with telecoil-compatible hearing aids. Assisted listening devices (ALDs) amplify and clarify sound by cutting down or eliminating ambient noise. We have two types of ALDs:
A receiver and headset. You may use the headset we provide or bring your own.
A receiver and an induction neck loop that is compatible with a hearing aid.
Please ask the theatre manager for an assisted listening device.
Assisted Listening icon Open Caption icon Closed Caption icon
Access to the Fountain Theatre
At the Fountain Theatre, wheelchair seating is available. Patrons may request assistance with seating and theatre managers can store walkers for safekeeping during the film.
Please note that the theatre restrooms are not accessible by wheelchair.