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) Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children


Documentary. Filmmakers and sound designers discuss the evolution of sound in cinema and the role it plays in storytelling.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, and ethno-cultural slurs
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and gun violence in a cinematic context - some blood and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of tobacco use and references to illegal drug use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Art and science
  • Perspectives on storytelling
  • The history of cinema

Classification rationale

Rated PG for coarse language and violence in a documentary context

Classification date

November 18, 2019