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, the Fundy Film Society, the Al Whittle Theatre has been available to shareholders, patrons and presenters since November 2004.

October 24, 2014: ACC Annual General Meeting Report

PDF of the Annual Report circulated at our meeting October 20, 2014.

Also available as a Word .doc. Financial statements are available to shareholders upon request.

Annual Report 2013-2014 FINAL

October 24, 2014: 10th Anniversary of Re-Lighting the ACADIA marquee

10th Anniversary poster FB-webTo mark this milestone, Acadia Cinema Co-op, along with our anchor tenant, Fundy Film Society with help from the Town of Wolfville, and Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op offer a series of events to celebrating our community’s dedication and spirit.

Wednesday, November 5 at 7 pm – PWYC (Pay What You Can)

National Film Board’s documentary SHAMELESS PROPAGANDA

Fundy Film screens Shameless Propaganda, a co-presentation with the Acadia University Art Gallery’s current exhibit, “Consuming Conflict.”

Admission: Pay-what-you-can to help defray costs and support the Acadia Art Gallery and Fundy Film Society.

Wednesday, November 5 at 8:30 pm – PWYC


Fundy Film screens QUÉBÉKOISIE in conjunction with Acadia University’s 2nd Annual Aboriginal Arts & Literature Mawio’mi.

After expenses, donations will go to the Loretta Saunders Scholarship Fund.

Thursday November 6 at 7 pm – PWYC

Special appearance by THE DEAD SHEEP SCROLLS

Monty Python’s ‘LIFE OF BRIAN’

Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.

Friday November 7 at 7 pm – PWYC

A Town of Wolfville Special Presentation, Fundy Film presents

Al Whittle’s Favorite Film: Hitchcock’s ‘REBECCA’

The original 1940 American psychological drama-thriller film. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, it was his first American project. The film is shot in black and white, and is a gothic tale. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, winning Best Picture. Stars Laurence Olivier as the brooding aristocratic widower Maxim de Winter, Joan Fontaine as the young woman who becomes his second wife.

Saturday November 8 at 7 pm – S10

Just Us! Coffee Roaster Co-op presents an Encore screening of National Theatre Live’s ‘WAR HORSE’

War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

Sunday November 9 at 4 & 7 pm – $9

Fundy Film presents: ‘IDA’

In Poland, few subjects are as controversial and emotionally charged as the relations between Catholics and Jews during the Nazi occupation. Director Pawel Pawlikowski has returned to his native country and the result is one of the year’s most powerful and affecting films – awarded the FIPRESCI Special Presentations prize at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, and Best Film at the 2013 BFI London Film Festival.


April 9, 2014: Al Whittle greets Acadia Alumni at Halifax Banquet

The Acadia Alumni hosted a gala banquet recently at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax. Special set pieces were made of the Acadia Cinema marquee and the University’s front lawn sign for photo ops. Honorary ACC board member Al Whittle was in attendance, greeting alumni and reminiscing about the role of the Acadia Cinema in student’s lives.Alumni Gala '14 044 copy




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. Thanks to Noemi Volovics and Fundy Film for making this happen.