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Address: 2469 Calle De Guadalupe, Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88046
Phone Number:
575 524 8287

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Quaint Theater

The Fountain Theater is a gem in Old Mesilla. Interesting films are shown that usually don't play in large theaters. The theater is very well restored with old time seats and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
avis l
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Fountain Theater is a gem in Old Mesilla. Interesting films are shown that usually don't play in large theaters. The theater is very well restored with old time seats and interesting murals on its walls. A great experience for all.

Thank avis l
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful movies. Can't wait for new seats. Tough to read subtitles with heads leveled in front of you. I feel like a bobble head sometimes! Get there early. It gets sold out. Fun to have drinks from la posta.

Thank michele b
New Mexico
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54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This place shows wonderful Indie films and documentaries. They are open 7 days a week with matinees and evening screenings on Saturday and Sunday. You can't beat the price and you MUST get the popcorn. It is out of this world and they use real butter.

Thank 08DesertRat
Alto, New Mexico
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76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Loved the movie "Salt of the Earth"........hadn't ever heard of it before our visit to the Fountain Theater.....so glad we went, and we look forward to going back....

Thank josemonterr
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

If you are out to see a movie on a big screen, you have many multi-screen locations around. The theater seats may be of a higher quality but the staff, film selections, concessions, atmosphere pale in comparison of the Fountain Theater in Mesilla, NM. Next door is La Posta De Mesilla restaurant with a door that leads into the theater.... More 

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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely little theater with great popcorn, homemade bundt cake, and beer and wine as well as candy, coffee and sodas. You can sit in the theater seats or watch from a small table in the back. Great view of the screen no matter where you sit. Shows movies not shown in the regular theater.

Thank Karen G
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8 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This place has been our salvation since moving to Las Cruces. A great find just off the plaza in Mesilla. Cool in the summer and cozy in the winter. Their website is very complete with all the movies listed with times and dates. A fun plus now is that you can get an alcoholic drink next door (through a door... More 

Thank JavaMamaMesilla
Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Cozy, with wonderful volunteers who feed you fresh food they make,(as fresh popcorn w/ REAL butter), wine and beer, table and chairs to choose from if you don't want the standard theater seating, and, best of all, wonderful films that present the world to you.. They have a different movie every seven days and I'm there for each of them...... More 

Thank Fran W
Tucson, Arizona
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302 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

This was a wonderful find. We went after dinner and had a great time. It is old but inviting to view a movie. Most movies are special and not at the main movie theaters. The workers are volunteers. You can get a hot drink, popcorn, etc. There are only about 30 seats but that usually isn't a problem. We had... More 

Thank BEC308
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This historic theater, restored as a movie theater, is fantastic ! ! Wonderful "artsy" ambiance, excellent selection of a single movie each week [shown for 7 consecutive days], offers the usual popcorn & candy, plus soft AND 'hard' drinks. Comfortable seating in cushy theater seats or at a "table for two"; your choice.


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