Theatre Rental

Rental Policy   

The Fountain Theatre may be rented in the evenings and weekends from the MVFS. For weekday rentals from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. contact

The Rental Policy applies to rental of the theatre by other entities.  For the protection of the building and murals and the safety of renters, theater rental will be limited to individuals age eighteen (18) and older.

A renter may arrange to “buy out the theatre.”  This means that a rental would take place instead of a regular film screening. Arrangements must be made at least 8 weeks in advance. There are no exceptions to this. A renter may also choose a different time slot, agreed upon by the board of directors.

A prospective renter completes a Theatre Use Request form (link below) or pick one up at the Fountain Theatre. The renter will be assigned a board member liaison. The liaison will provide information about the event to the board of directors for review and approval.

If the request is approved, the liaison will meet with the renter to complete and sign the Theatre Rental Agreement, collect the refundable cleaning deposit and 50% of the rental fee.  The renter will forfeit the rental deposit if the event is canceled.

Information regarding the number of films to be shown, if any, and their format, i.e., DVD, BluRay, etc., as well as all technical information must be discussed directly with Head Projectionist; a separate fee will be incurred. 

During the event, theatre staff will open the concession stand; proceeds go to the MVFS.

A board member must be present during the rental of the Theatre.

Rental Hours & Fees

Cleaning Deposit

Rental Fees: Theatre buy-out (event that takes place instead of a regularly scheduled film).

Rental Fees: Saturday 3:30-6:00 or other time agreed upon by the board of directors


Rental Request Form:

Download this form to rent the theatre.
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When you have completed the form, please email to or mail it to:
Mesilla Valley Film Society
PO Box 1131
Mesilla, NM 88046