COVID-19 response: Movie theatres allowed to remain open

Effective November 27, 2020 new restrictions will limit the amount of contact between people in the community, while still allowing businesses to offer services. Movie theatres in enhanced status (purple) areas may remain open with capacity limited to 25% of the occupancy as set under the Alberta Fire Code.

Theatres and other movie venues, otherwise known as exhibitors, were first allowed to reopen in June. They are encouraged to review these relaunch guidance documents developed by Alberta Health:

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

Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance) Disturbing Content


Documentary. Environmental activist, Greenpeace co-founder, and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society found Paul Watson reflects on his career trying to stop the illegal poaching of marine life.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and sexual slurs
  • Infrequent depictions of violence involving animals – some blood and detail; infrequent descriptions of violence involving – some detail
  • Infrequent depictions of tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Environmental stewardship
  • Dedication to a cause
  • Man's impact on nature

Classification rationale

Rated PG for some detailed violence involving animals in a documentary context

Classification date

October 26, 2020