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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Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance) Coarse Language, Sexual Content


Drama. Following their high school graduation, the kids of Degrassi High (Stacie Mistysyn, Neil Hope, Pat Mastroianni, Stefan Brogren, Kirsten Bourne, Amanda Stepto, Anais Granofsky) try to make the most of their summer while they figure out what to do with their lives.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent use of sexual language and references, some in a sex education context – some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of accidents and their aftermath – no blood, little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexually suggestive scenes – no nudity, some detail
  • Brief buttock nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Frequent portrayals of alcohol use in a recreational context, some in an impaired driving context; infrequent portrayals of tobacco and cannabis use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • The bonds of friendship
  • The complexities of romantic relationships
  • Actions and consequences

Classification rationale

Rated PG for coarse language and some sexual content

Classification date

January 02, 2020