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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Docudrama/Comedy. A well-intentioned, young Canadian couple (Kayla Lorette, Aaron Read) help a family (Abner Pablo, Arnel Pablo, Lovely Pablo, Nilda Pablo) in the Philippines recover from the 2013 Super Typhoon Haiyan.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang
  • Infrequent descriptions of and references to a natural disaster and death – no blood or detail
  • Infrequent portrayals and depictions of alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Coping with loss
  • Climate change
  • Perspectives on helping

Classification rationale

Rated PG for coarse language and substance use

Classification date

January 15, 2020