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) Coarse Language


Dir: Jennifer Abbott, Joel Bakan. Documentary. Based on the book 'The New Corporation: How "Good" Corporations Are Bad for Democracy' by Joel Bakan. An examination of how the world's wealthiest corporations have strategically rebranded themselves as socially responsible entities while continuing to record record profits.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang and profanity
  • Infrequent depictions of weapons and hand-to-hand violence in a civil unrest context; infrequent depictions of medical procedures in an emergency context - some blood and detail

Thematic elements

  • Greed, power, and corruption
  • Activism and empowerment
  • Perspectives on privatization

Classification rationale

Rated PG for coarse language and violence in a documentary context

Classification date

November 04, 2020