The Acadia Cinema Cooperative Ltd. (ACC) is a unique nonprofit community arts cooperative established (2002) to save the landmark Acadia Cinema building, 450 Main Street, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, and to redesign, restore, revitalize, create and operate cultural facilities located in the building with a café and art gallery on the premises.

The Acadia Cinema Cooperative and Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op own the Acadia Cinema building. The ACC owns the Acadia Cinema’s Al Whittle Theatre, and operates it and Studio-Z (2010). Just Us! owns and operates their Wolfville Just Us! Coffeehouse. Together with Youth Challenge International, they established Jack’s Gallery (2009) in the new theatre lobby. Home of ACC’s anchor tenant, Fundy Cinema and the Fundy Film Society, the Al Whittle Theatre has been available to shareholders, patrons and presenters since November 2004.

January 31, 2020: Share Purchase for NS Equity Tax credit on 2019 personal taxes

This is the last year the Nova Scotia Government will offer this supportive tax credit.
Please give generously as we are needing a new roof.

Down load the share purchase form here:

Share Purchase Form 2019


January 31, 2020: 2018-2019 Annual Report


October 20, 2017: Annual Report 2016-17

Acadia Cinema Cooperative Annual Report 2016-2017

Download a PDF of our Annual Report presented at our annual meeting October 18. Financial statements are available to shareholders upon request. Contact: manager@alwhittletheatre.ca








May 18, 2013: Paper Cinema

Here’s a link to the fabulous animation by local artist Anne MacMillan which premiered at the Whittle Big Man Gala April 26. This fun look at cinema nostalgia features the Acadia Cinema. Annie is a NSCAD BFA grad, originally from Wolfville, who has just been accepted into the digital animation program at MIT.

May 17, 2013: Al Whittle, in his own words

Here’s the link to the short film Al Whittle: My Life in Movies 1953-2000, that premiered at the Whittle Big Man Gala April 26, 2013. Thanks to Noemi Volovics and Fundy Film for making this happen.