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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Biography/Drama. In late 1800s America, a power struggle over which electrical system would gain prominence emerges between entrepreneur George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) and inventors Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Nikola Tesla (Nicholas Hoult).

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent portrayals of gun and weapons violence, and injury and illness - little blood or detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of smoking and alcohol use in recreational and historical contexts - little detail

Thematic elements

  • Capitalism and competition
  • Intellectual rivalries
  • Invention and innovation

Classification rationale

Rated PG for some violence and coarse language

Classification date

October 11, 2019