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)


Animated. When Spongebob's (voice of Tom Kenny) pet snail Gary is snailnapped, Spongebob and his friends (voices of Clancy Brown, Awkwafina, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Carolyn Lawrence) go on a mission to rescue him.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of cursing
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and weapons violence - no blood or detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of transformations and monsters; infrequent portrayals of peril

Thematic elements

  • Friendship
  • Loyalty
  • Dedication to a purpose

Classification rationale

Rated PG for violence

Classification date

July 29, 2020