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.

May 8, 2018: Conservation Project underway

May 8, 2018: Annual Report 2016-17

Annual Report 2016-2017

October 20, 2017: Hilary Drummond joins ACC board

Hilary Drummond has worked in the book trade for twenty years. She has been a bookseller at the Box of Delights Bookshop (Wolfville), Shakespeare and Company (Paris), and Atlantis Books (Santorini) among others.

She previously worked at the University of King’s College Library and in the acquisitions department of Brill Academic Publishing.

She holds a Masters Degree in Book History and Media Studies from Leiden University in the Netherlands, where her thesis explored government funding within the Canadian book trade.

She currently works as a freelance editor for various academic publications and research institutions.


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.