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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Animated/Compilation. Nine animated shorts: “I’m Going Out for Cigarettes”, “Bloeistraat 11”, “Fest”, “The Night of the Plastic Bags”, “Slug Life”, “Clemence’s Afternoon”, and “Acid Rain”.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent use of sexual references – some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of weapons and hand-to-hand violence – some blood and detail; portrayal of a sexual assault – breast nudity, little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of frightening scenes and transformations
  • Infrequent buttock and female and male frontal nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of tobacco and cannabis use in a recreational context; infrequent portrayals of illegal substance trafficking

Thematic elements

  • Isolation and alienation
  • The need for human contact
  • Belonging

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for sexual references, violence, and nudity

Classification date

November 25, 2019