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) Coarse Language


Documentary. A whistleblower launches a campaign against marine mammal captivity at Canada's Marineland.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent depictions of animal suffering, injury, mistreatment, and neglect - little detail
  • Infrequent depictions of alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Power and corruption
  • Animal rights
  • Compassion and empathy

Classification rationale

Rated PG for coarse language, substance use, and mature subject matter

Classification date

August 26, 2020