“The Aron” is a beloved theatre in Campbellford, Ontario. It was opened as a purpose-built cinema on November 15, 1947. Over the decades, people have been enjoying films, concerts and other social events at the theatre. On June 30, 2010, the Aron Theatre Co-operative was incorporated, and eleven months later, it purchased the business.
The not-for-profit co-op operates with a triple bottom line, ensuring financial viability, community responsibility, and environmental stewardship. Since purchasing the theatre, we have invested over $400,000 to install exceptional digital projection and sound, new seats, theatre insulation, new washrooms, accessible doors, a green roof (see video below), and new HVAC systems.
As a co-operative, we are a democratic organization, owned and controlled by our members. Membership is $20 a year for individuals and $40 a year for families. An elected board of directors, staff and volunteers operate the theatre on behalf of all the members and the community.
Our vision is to transform the Aron Theatre into a sustainable cultural hub, open to everyone in our community.
Aron Theatre Co-operative is a not-for-profit business owned and controlled by its members. Co-op members participate actively in organizing and successfully running artistic and cultural events. The Co-operative will operate with a triple bottom line, ensuring financial viability, community responsibility, and environmental stewardship.
Aron Theatre Co-operative brings people together to enjoy movies, music and other events.
Aron Theatre Co-operative is guided by the International Co-operative Values and Principles.
A co-operative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise.
Co-operatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, co-operative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.
The co-operative principles are guidelines by which co-operatives put their values into practice.
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