by Pamela Ackerman
The story of one hundred years of culture at the site of The Acadia Cinema Coop’s Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville will be on display during the month of September at Jack’s Gallery in the theatre lobby, 450 Main Street.
Starting September 1st, the Gallery walls will be home to an extensive collection of memorabilia — posters, programs, photos, articles, etc.,– depicting the history of many performances and events that took place in the various venues that have been on the site since 1911.
The 100th Anniversary Committee of the Cooperative is sponsoring the display, and is indebted to Steven Slipp, Board member and graphic designer, who has put all the pieces together into a coherent whole. Much of the material has been loaned by Ken Bezanson of Port Williams, and Al Whittle, or found in archival research by Susan Hauer and Bill Zimmerman. Thanks go to Heather Watts, Anne and David Burton and the Wolfville Historical Society and the staffs of Acadia University’s Archives and the Nova Scotia Archives.
The Acadia Cinema Cooperative is a unique non-profit arts cooperative that operates the Al Whittle Theatre and Studio-Z . Formed in 2002, the coop now has more than 680 shareholders, who have each made an investment in our Valley’s vibrant cultural life. New shareholders are always welcome. For more information about the Acadia Cinema Cooperative or how to become a shareholder, check out the website at www.acadiacinema.coop or contact Corporate secretary, Fred Chipman at (902)542-2141 (home).
Watch future 100th Anniversary events in the media, on posters, in the theatre’s calendar window, web sites and listed here:
100th Anniversary events coming soon!
September 3: Night Kitchen Centennial
September 17: Fundy Film – The Wizard of Oz
October 29: The Train Show: Gary Ness & the Mud Creek Boys, History of the Dominion Railway in Song and Image
Now, let’s sink that mortgage!
It’s our theatre site’s Centenary Celebration year 1911–2011. Wouldn’t it be grand to sink the ACC mortgage by the year’s end? A New Equity Tax Credit Registration is now in place and will extend to February 28, 2012. Get the whole scoop! Or, when you’re ready to buy, here’s the form!