Retro Blockbuster Film Series
Check out the trailers from the 2019 and 2018 Retro Summer Film Series
A Whittle Off Broadway
On May 25, 2012, we gave our regards to Broadway with top local talent, performing a variety of musical theatre numbers. This community-spirited talent showcase was in support of Wolfville’s Acadia Cinema building.
Thanks to all the volunteers who brought Broadway to the Whittle. Board member Karen Malim was our musical lead holding auditions and ensuring the music was top notch entertainment, including arranging Hannah Parks as accompanist. Producer Pat Salmon made the trains run on time and devoted many hours to all the details. Kathy Day and Deb Moore from Just Us led a team producing our new fundraising chocolate bars and providing program and refreshments. Thanks too to theatre manager Mary Harwell for stick handling the technical and backstage wrangling, and to techs Tony Napoli, Ellis Clayton-Brian and Adam Steeves.
We raised funds to make some improvements in the building lobby and elsewhere.
Sponsored by The Acadia Cinema Co-op and Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op to celebrate International Year of the Co-operative.
Whittle Big Man Gala
On April 26, 2013 the ACC produced an evening of entertainment in honor of Al Whittle’s 60th Anniversary. Al started working at the Wolfville’s Acadia Cinema in 1953.
Live performances by: Jeremy Novak M.C., Andy & Ariana, The Hupman Brothers, Linda & Morgan Wheeldon, Emma Barr & Celine Opitz, Donna Holmes
Edalene Musical Theatre, The Dead Sheep Scrolls, Suzanne Balcolm & Lisa St. Clair
On screen—the 1953 hit musical comedy Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, starring Marilyn Monroe. Plus locally-produced film shorts.
10th Anniversary of the Relighting of the Acadia Marquee
November 9, 2014 was the 10th Anniversary of the Relighting of the Acadia Marquee. The Acadia Cinema Cooperative worked with some of our valued renters to produce a Mini-Film Fest between Nov 5-9, 2014. Starting with a Fundy Film screening of Quebekoisie on Wednesday, followed by a Throwback Thursday screening of Monty Python’s Life of Brian, a PWYC screening of Al Whittle’s favorite film Rebecca on Friday, and a re-screening of the very popular NT Live filmed stage production of WarHorse on Saturday. There was something for everyone this week.