Sparks police received several phone calls of shots being shot at the theater. Several police units responded as well as fire and medical personnel only to find out one shot was fired and by accident.
Sparks police say after the man shot himself, he stood up and apologized to the crowd in the theater, and then drove himself to the VA hospital. Police say there was no panic in the theater.
Police met the 56-year old man at the hospital to question him about the incident.
Officers say the man was cooperative and admitted that his gun fell out of his pocket and when it hit the floor it discharged.
The man has a valid permit to carry a concealed weapon, according to authorities.
Police say the case will be forwarded to the City Attorney's Office for possible charges.