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:

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14A(14A) Coarse Language, Mature Subject Matter


Drama. Based on the book by J.D. Vance. A Yale law student (Gabriel Basso) returns home to help with his mother's (Amy Adams) addiction.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions; infrequent use of sexual slurs
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and weapons violence, some in a domestic violence context - little blood, no detail; infrequent portrayals of self-harm wounds and medical emergencies - some blood, little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, and illegal substance use, some in an addiction context

Thematic elements

  • Poverty
  • Addiction
  • Family dynamics

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language, substance abuse, and mature subject matter

Classification date

October 28, 2020