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)


Adventure. Eccentric doctor and veterinarian John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.) must come out of seclusion to save Queen Victoria's (Jessie Buckley) life.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of cursing and profanity
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence, often involving animals, often in a slapstick context – no blood, little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of frightening scenes and peril – some detail

Thematic elements

  • Coping with loss
  • The families we make
  • Finding a purpose

Classification rationale

Rated PG for some violence that may frighten young children

Classification date

January 07, 2020