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)


Drama. Based on the book by Virginia Woolf. After Queen Elizabeth I (Quentin Crisp) commands him not to grow old, a young nobleman (Tilda Swinton) struggles with love and his place in the world.

Content elements

  • Infrequent portrayals of gun and weapons violence – no blood, little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexually suggestive scenes – no nudity, little detail
  • Infrequent female frontal nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Gender and power
  • Longing and belonging
  • Identity, desire, and sexuality

Classification rationale

Rated PG for some nudity and violence

Classification date

January 21, 2020