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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For general information, visit COVID-19 info for Albertans.

Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance) Mature Subject Matter


Drama. An elderly woman (Shan MacDonald) on probation is tasked with performing her community service at a local animal shelter, where she becomes attached to a dog scheduled to be euthanized.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of scatological slang
  • Infrequent portrayals of animal surgery and medical procedures - little blood, detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of cannabis and alcohol use in a recreational context; infrequent references to addiction

Thematic elements

  • Addiction
  • Loneliness and companionship
  • Human/animal bonds

Classification rationale

Rated PG for mature subject matter

Classification date

January 30, 2020