COVID-19 response: Movie theatres allowed to reopen

Stage 2 of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy began on June 12, 2020. Movie theatres are permitted to reopen if they have physical distancing requirements and other public health guidelines in place.

Theatres and other movie venues, otherwise known as exhibitors, are encouraged to review these relaunch guidance documents developed by Alberta Health:

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Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance) Coarse Language


Drama/Action. A daring fighter pilot (Tom Cruise) is sent to the U.S. Navy’s ‘Top Gun’ flight school, where he is challenged by other pilots in the air and by a civilian instructor (Kelly McGillis) on the ground.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of scatological slang, profanity, cursing, and mild sexual references
  • Portrayal of sexual activity – no nudity, little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of tobacco and alcohol use – some detail

Thematic elements

  • The thrill of danger
  • The value of self-knowledge
  • Overcoming setbacks

Classification rationale

Rated PG for coarse language and some sexual content

Classification date

February 05, 2013