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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Compilation/Animated. Five Academy-nominated shorts, "Sister" (China), "Daughter" (Czech Republic), "Hair Love" (US), "Kitbull" (US), and "Mémorable" (France), alongside three non-nominated shorts,"Hors Piste" (France), "Henrietta Bulkowski" (US), "The Bird and The Whale" (Ireland).

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of scatological slang
  • Infrequent portrayals of death and suffering - no blood, little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Family bonds
  • Maturity and aging
  • Coping with loss

Classification rationale

Rated PG for coarse language and tobacco use

Classification date

January 23, 2020