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) Coarse Language, Violence


Dir: Francis Ford Coppola. Drama/Crime. In an effort to become a legitimate businessman, the aging head of the Corleone crime family (Al Pacino) attempts to disband the mafia and enter into a massive real estate venture with the Vatican.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and sexual slurs
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence – some blood and brutal detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Loyalty and betrayal
  • Power and corruption
  • Guilt and redemption

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for violence and coarse language

Classification date

November 18, 2020