Theatre Rental

Rental Policy   

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 audiences over the age of eight (8).

If a Theatre rental will displace a screening, arrangements must be made before the calendar is set.  There are no exceptions to this.

A renter may make arrangements to “buy out the house” for $500.00 minimum depending on day of the week.  Arrangements must be made prior to the calendar being set and must be a film on the calendar.

The Fountain Theatre may be rented in the evenings and weekends from the MVFS (Rental Request Form see below). For weekday rentals from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. contact FountainTheatreMesilla.

A prospective renter may approach any board member.  That board member then becomes the board liaison who will provide information about the event to the Board of Directors for review and approval.

After the rental is approved, the board member liaison and renter meet to complete and sign the 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.

The Rental Agreement will include the date, time and duration of the event; the entity’s name; and the name and phone number or email address of the contact person.  (See Rental Agreement.)

Information regarding the number of films to be shown and their format, i.e., DVD, video or DCP, as well as, all technical information must be discussed with Head Projectionist.  Renter will make arrangements with liaison regarding concession needs.

Cleaning Deposit:

Rental Fee:

Technical Support Fee:


Board Member Manager:

Rental Request Form

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