COVID-19 response: Movie theatres must close

Effective December 13, 2020 some businesses will be required to close, reduce capacity or limit their in-person access. This includes movie theatres. These mandatory restrictions apply provincewide and will be in place at least until January 21, 2021.

Theatres and other movie venues, otherwise known as exhibitors, were first allowed to reopen in June. They are encouraged to review these relaunch guidance documents developed by Alberta Health:

For general information, visit COVID-19 info for Albertans.

After you get a rating for your film or trailer, you need to report the final number of screens it will be shown on.

To finalize ratings fees, distributors must provide the final number of screens in Alberta on which the rated films, trailers or other content will be displayed.

  • You may provide this information after the film or trailer has received its rating, when the final number of screens has been confirmed.
  • Clients will be invoiced for ratings fees within 4 weeks of reporting the final number of screens.
  • Cheques must be in Canadian dollars.

Fill out the form below to report the final number of Alberta screens for your film or trailer.

All fields are required unless otherwise indicated.

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Trailer/Film details

The information is used pursuant to section 33(c) and section 39(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Questions regarding the collection, use, or disclosure of this information, may be directed to the Alberta Film Classification Rating at 780-427-2006.

Questions about the FOIP Act may be directed to the Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women FOIP Office at 780-641-9907.