Presidential Debates at Fallon Theatre

The CCHS Young Republicans and Young Democrats arranged with Dr. Richardson to bring their club members down to the Fallon Theatre for the first of the Presidential Debates on Monday, Sept. 26th.   Mrs. Kelly Frost, adviser for the Young Republicans, prepared BINGO cards and gave one to each attendee along with a small American flag.   Approximately thirty students and interested adults enjoyed watching the debate on the large motion picture screen.

Cantaloupe King and Queen Contest

The Fallon Theatres hosted the Cantaloupe King and Queen Contest on August 25th.  Below is the publicity release from their website:

“We need a King and Queen of the Cantaloupe Festival! You could win $125 cash and more in the King and Queen class 16 years or older! Prince and Princess from 8 – 15 years old, and littlest cowboy and cowgirl. Plus Click the link for all the details, then join us at the Fallon Theater, Thursday, August 25th at 6 PM in your best farm attire. Be a part or watch the fun brought to you by Fallon Family Dental Care and Montana Silversmiths.”

School Time Hours

The Fallon Theatre has converted to their School Time Hours.  The Theatre will be close to regular showing of films on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.   The Fallon Theatre is open Thursdays through Sunday.   Call 423-4454 for a recording of what is playing and at what time.

Prospective Directors meeting

Fallon Community Theatre, Inc. is seeking volunteer directors who are interested in directing plays for the community on the downstairs stage in the Fallon Theatre.   I would like to meet with prospective directors on either T or W, August 30 or 31 at 5:30 p.m. at the downtown Fallon Theatre.  We will discuss the vision of our community theatre, give a tour of the performance space, and discuss play ideas.   Prospective directors are encouraged to bring play proposals.  Interested individuals need only attend one of the meetings.

If you are interested in learning more about the FCTh, Inc. community theatre concept and are unable to attend either meeting you are invited to contact Glen Perazzo at

All-Class Class Reunion Comedy Night on Friday, Aug. 19

Fallon Community Theatre is excited to invite the community to the downtown Fallon Theatre on Friday, August 19th for one of the many All-Class Class Reunion activities.  Mr. Brett McGinness will kick off the evening on the lower theatre stage with a comedy routine at 5:00 p.m..   Others will join him on stage with good, fun memories of their days at CCHS.  Come mingle with friends and former classmates, see some of the changes in the theatre, and start the weekend off with a laugh.

On Saturday, Aug. 20th the FCTh board members and volunteers will be conducting tours of the downtown theatre.  The tours start at 10:00 a.m. and go until 2:.   We invite you to come check out our community theatre space and share ideas on what activities and programs you’d like to see there.

Programs and Projects

Members of the FCTh, Inc. Board of Directors will be putting out feelers for possible program ideas for the downtown Fallon Theatre facility.   In addition to showing movies on the two screens, they are excited about the possibilities of various events on the 1920 vaudeville stage.   In addition to the various program ideas that the board members present, they would be interested in having your suggestions and getting you involved in our community theatre.  If you have ideas for activities and events that can take place on a 30′ wide, 15′ deep stage your input and involvement is welcome.

Please feel free to reach out with your ideas and your desire to be involved by contacting the board at

Coming soon will be our request for improvement projects that you would like to suggest and possibly help implement.

“Top Gun” Special Showing

Fallon Community Theatre Inc. is pleased to present the box office hit, highest grossing film of 1986  “Top Gun” on Monday, July 4 at 2:00 p.m. in the historic downtown Fallon Theatre, 71 N. Maine Street.  Admission is $5.  Sustaining members are admitted free.  Tickets are available at Kent’s Supply on N. Maine St., Berney Reality on Williams Ave. and at the downtown Fallon Theatre on S. Maine Street.  Tickets will also be available at the door.  Come early to ensure a good seat.

Top Gun (1986) was the highest grossing film of 1986. It took $177 million in the US alone, and $353 million worldwide. Australian hit Crocodile Dundee (1986) was the second biggest film of the year, with Platoon (1986) coming in third.

Our very own Fallon Naval Air Station was used for filming the dogfight scenes over land.   There’s buzz about Top Gun 2 being filmed here soon.



“As students at the United States Navy’s elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.”



And a couple thoughts from Mental {}:


Top Gun the movie was based on a real flight school called U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School or TOPGUN, formerly based at Miramar Naval Air Station in San Diego. The school was founded in the late 1960s as a way to combat losing the air war in Vietnam. Because of base realignments and closures, TOPGUN relocated to Fallon, Nevada in 1996, and was renamed the United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor. Anytime a staffer quotes or references the movie, the school reportedly fines them $5. So if you ever “feel the need, the need for speed” while at the actual school, you may want to keep it to yourself (or you’ll have to fork over some coin).



The producers have been discussing a sequel ever since the movie came out, but it sounds like it’s finally coming together. Before Top Gun director Tony Scott’s death in 2012, he was onboard to direct the sequel. Since then, a few screenwriters have been attached to write Top Gun 2, including Peter Craig (The Town), and most recently, Justin Marks (The Jungle Book). The script will reportedly center on “drones in modern aerial warfare.” Both Cruise and Val Kilmer (Iceman) have expressed interest in acting in the sequel. Even though Scott and the film’s co-producer, Don Simpson, are deceased, in 2013 Kilmer told Larry King that “it wouldn’t be that difficult to maintain the spirit [of the original].”