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The Fountain Theatre

Fountain Theatre

The Fountain Theatre in old Mesilla has been a historic venue for most of the last century. It has offered movies and more to intrepid viewers since 1905 and is still the region's best arthouse cinema. The Mesilla Valley Film Society and its volunteers have been fierce protectors of the theatre for decades and continue to offer contemporary arthouse, foreign language, and repertory film screenings. To discuss the theatre's history and screenings, Host Charles Horak welcomes Kevin Church, member of the Promotional Committee with the Mesilla Valley Film Society

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Originally aired on November 25, 2023

Charles Horak didn't sleep much as a child, preferring instead to watch movies on late night TV. Not much has changed since then, except that he now shares his life-long passion for movies with others. Horak's association with On Film began in the summer of 2002 when he was interviewed by the show's originator, Cynthia Haines. In the summer of 2005, Horak took over for Haines as host of the show.
Sam Cassiano is a native Californian who spent his formative years in the Bay Area. An army brat, his family toured Germany and Japan before settling in El Paso in 1973. Initially a Communications Major at UTEP, a radio internship at KPAS-FM 94, the PASS launched his broadcasting career. He can be heard as the morning news anchor on KTEP during NPR's Morning Edition, and Friday evenings at 10 pm as the host of Friday Night Blues.
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