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 6, 2019: New NS Tax Credit available on new ACC share purchases

If you’ve ever been to the Al Whittle Theatre, you know it’s more than just a place to see a show. It’s the home of first dates and first movies, part of family traditions and part of your lives. We are passionate about bringing creative and meaningful viewing experiences to the entire community.


So if you believe that the Annapolis Valley is a more vibrant place with the Al Whittle Theatre in it, if you want to see our our 107-year-old historic theatre gleam, and if you want us to continue to bring hundreds of different events to more than 20,000 people a year, please consider joining us by donating. Your purchase of a share supports our dynamic and thoughtful programming, unrivalled presentation, community events, and so much more.

Deadline for tax credit is February 28, 2019.

Acadia Cinema Co-op 2018 share tax credit form


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.