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.

14A(14A) Gory Violence, Coarse Language


Horror/Comedy. After a teenage girl (Kathryn Newton) swaps bodies with a serial killer (Vince Vaugh), she has 24 hours to find him and swap back.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, some in an aggressive context; frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions; infrequent use of sexual slurs
  • Infrequent use of sexual language and references - some detail
  • Frequent portrayals of hand-to-hand, weapons, and gun violence – blood and some gory detail
  • Portrayal of sexual activity – no nudity, little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Gender and power
  • Identity and belonging
  • Family dynamics

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for gory violence, coarse language, and some sexual content

Classification date

October 29, 2020