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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Drama/Biography. During World War II, an Austrian farmer (August Diehl), opposed to the Nazis, becomes a conscientious objector when he is drafted into the German army.

Content elements

  • Infrequent portrayals of weapons and hand-to-hand violence - little blood or detail; infrequent depictions of explosions and corpses in a newsreel context - no blood, little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of smoking and alcohol use in recreational and historical contexts - little detail

Thematic elements

  • Conscience and resistance
  • Courage and social pressure
  • Morality and ethics

Classification rationale

Rated PG for mature subject matter and some violence

Classification date

December 02, 2019