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.

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Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance) Frightening Scenes


Television/Compilation/Documentary. Six iconic episodes (“Walking Distance,” “Time Enough At Last,” “The Invaders,” “To Serve Man,” “The Eye Of The Beholder,” and “The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street”) of the classic television show 'The Twilight Zone' and a short documentary about the show's creator Rod Serling.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of profanity
  • Infrequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence - little blood and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of monsters and frightening scenes
  • Frequent portrayals and depictions of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • The art of storytelling
  • Hubris
  • Coping with the past

Classification rationale

Rated PG for tobacco use, violence, and frightening scenes

Classification date

November 13, 2019