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Fountain Theater

Las Cruces, NM
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Ranked #8 of 22 Attractions in Las Cruces
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We are always looking for something new and interesting to do for date night, so we decided to visit the Historic Fountain Theater in Old Mesilla to see a movie. This is a small historic theater run by volunteers from Mesilla Valley Film Society. The Mesilla Valley Film Society is a nonprofit organization which presents alternative, foreign and independent films.... More 

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LAS CRUCES
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466 reviews 466 reviews
54 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It seems that the interior has been somewhat refurbished. it looked like there was new flooring in the back (where the tables and chairs are). Also, the murals on the side walls seem to have been cleaned. We were told there is no longer a projectionist as the films are now digital. The feature was "Land, Ho" an independent film,... More 

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Cedar Park, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Love Love Love this theatre! you have a choice of theatre seats, table/chairs or sofa. If you want more popcorn, you can self serve and not disturb anyone! Great place!

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Silver City, New Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Like the value for the price considering we are retired and counting pennies, nickels, and dimes these days with the rise in local taxes.

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El Paso, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The FT was such a nice place to relax, and watch foreign films of the week (some in English or Subtitles). We caught a matinee,was reasonable $ 6.00. Was told it has been around since 1905 and it is a non profit group that runs the FT. You have a choice of bistro type table seatings, bar style, and of... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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191 reviews 191 reviews
80 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The Fountain Theatre reopened in early March. It shows non-mainstream films and most are very good. The showings are 7:30 in the evening. They service, coffee, desserts and wine and of course popcorn. There are small tables and chairs at the back so you can sit and enjoy your treats or regular theatre seating to enjoy your film.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

100 year old murals line the walls. they basically play foreign films the one we watched was french with subtitles but they do have some in English. Awesome atmosphere. I'm definitely going back if I'm ever in the area.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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70 reviews 70 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This is a very old, historic theater in Mesilla, NM. It shows a variety of films and most films run for a week. The films could be foreign with subtitles or very edgy with thought and emotion provocation. Once a year, they have a film festival. You will walk into a small theater with wooden seats and seats/tables to the... More 

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New Mexico
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78 reviews 78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

The oldest adobe theater with hand painted murals. In need of restoration, but the organizers present some of the edgiest and interesting flicks in the State.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Yes, it is quirky. Yes, it is hot in summer and cold in winter, inside the theatre! But, the staff are super friendly, prices are cheapo, films are art-house, seats are comfortable, and it has character galore. And, there is an equally quirky wine bar just across the street, so you can discuss the movie afterward. The building itself is... More 

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