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)


Japanese-language Horror/Science Fiction. When an atom bomb awakens a giant, fire-breathing turtle, a Japanese scientist (Eiji Funakoshi) works to find a way of stopping it before it destroys Tokyo.

Content elements

  • Frequent portrayals of weapons and gun violence - no blood, little detail
  • Frequent portrayals of frightening monsters in a genre context - some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • The power of nature
  • Survival
  • Teamwork

Classification rationale

Rated PG for violence and frightening scenes in a genre context

Classification date

January 07, 2020