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.

Get well soon Al!

Al Whittle outside theatreAl Whittle’s friends and shareholders in the Acadia Cinema Co-op, operator of the Al Whittle Theatre. join in wishing Al well as he recovers from a recent injury and is now an inpatient at Valley Regional Hospital. Cards and letters for Al will be received at the Wolfville Town Hall, or by email to manager@alwhittletheatre.ca.

Published June 30, 2016

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




Published April 9, 2014

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.

Published May 18, 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.

Published May 17, 2013