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:

For questions about the guidance resources, email

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

Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance)


Drama. In 1862, a scientist (Eddie Redmayne) and a hot air balloon pilot (Felicity Jones) attempt to fly higher than anyone has ever before.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of cursing and profanity
  • Frequent portrayals of peril and human endurance under extreme conditions – some blood and detail; infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand violence – no blood, little detail; portrayal of suicide – no blood, little detail

Thematic elements

  • Human endurance
  • Risk and reward
  • Commitment to a purpose

Classification rationale

Rated PG for portrayals of intense peril and some violence

Classification date

November 14, 2019