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



Drama. Based on the book 'The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War: Katharine Gun and the Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion' by Marcia and Thomas Mitchell. In the lead up to the Iraq war, a British signals intelligence officer (Keira Knightley) leaks an internal memo and then copes with the consequences of breaching the Official Secrets Act.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of cursing, profanity, scatological slang, and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent depictions of war violence in a documentary context - little blood or detail

Thematic elements

  • Integrity
  • Exposing the truth
  • Risk versus reward

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for frequent coarse language

Classification date

August 12, 2019