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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French-language Fantasy/Science Fiction. A strongman (Ron Perlman) and an orphan girl (Judith Vittet) try to rescue a young child from a strange scientist (Daniel Emilfork) who is trying to steal children's dreams.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of scatological slang and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and weapons violence - little blood, some detail
  • Frequent portrayals of nightmarish imagery and transformations - some detail
  • Brief, infrequent breast nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of smoking, alcohol use, and illegal substance use in a recreational context - little detail

Thematic elements

  • Family bonds
  • The importance of friendship
  • Search for belonging

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for violence and frightening scenes

Classification date

January 17, 2020