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)


Dir. Ryan Murphy. Musical/Comedy. Based on the Broadway musical by Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin, and Mathew Sklar. After the PTA bans the prom because a gay student (Jo Ellen Pellman) wants to bring her partner (Ariana DeBose), a group of Broadway stars (James Corden, Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Rannells) travels to the small Indiana town to support her.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of profanity; infrequent use of scatological slang and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent us of mild sexual references - little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and drug use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Love and acceptance
  • Tolerance and inclusivity
  • Selflessness

Classification rationale

Rated PG for coarse language and some alcohol use

Classification date

November 18, 2020