American Cinema Equipment, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is the nation’s premiere resource for movie theatre equipment, design, supply and service. With over 100 years of combined experience, we ensure that your project or repair is completed to your expectations.
ACE represents all major sound, seating, staging and projection manufacturers. We help to get exactly what you want and need. With a variety of manufacturers at our fingertips, we can tailor a solution for your theater.
We stock most items that a theatre needs including bulbs, circuit boards, amplifiers and speakers for same-day shipment. For the few parts we don't have in stock, we can typically drop-ship them directly to you from the manufacturer.
Our in-house technicians also perform repairs on equipment that the manufacturers no longer support. This includes all film projectors as well as many servers, such as the Dolby DSS100 and DSS200. If we can't repair them, we'll work with you to find the most cost efficient solution for your theater.
Our team is manufacturer certified for all major projectors, servers, TMS and audio installation and service.
American Cinema Equipment’s continued excellence has been recognized by I.C.T.A. awarding us Dealer of the Year 6 times, 2000, 2009 and with back to back awards in 2006/2007 and 2014/2015.
Our staff has its roots in theater operation. This makes us uniquely qualified to design state-of-the-art systems that best meet your needs, from the most basic, to the most cutting edge.
American Cinema Equipment combines superior logistics, precise project management and experienced technicians to meet your project timeline.
We offer hands on and remote training in all aspects of your projection and sound systems.
American Cinema Equipment offers a remote support system that detects and notifies us of problems that your equipment experiences. We minimize missed shows by connecting, diagnosing, and resolving issues remotely. In the event that parts are needed, we work with manufacturers to expedite shipment.
Whether you have an emergency or scheduled maintenance, we have a wide network of highly skilled technicians available for dispatch.
The health, warranty and reliability of your equipment relies on proper preventative maintenance. Contact American Cinema Equipment to schedule your appointment.
President and CEO
Patty has been involved with the cinema industry for the last 25 years. She is currently the Owner, President and CEO of American Cinema Equipment
VP of Sales
Ray is the VP of Sales at American Cinema Equipment. With experience in large scale construction as well as small job installation, he is especially suited to help our customers find exactly the product to suit there needs and bring their project from imagination to reality.
VP of Operations
With over 30 years of experience in the cinema industry, Doug specializes in large scale installs and ensuring our customers satisfaction with our work.
Director of Engineering
Working in the Cinema Industry for over 25 years, Scott has worked on designing many major installs, including the remodel of the Cinerama in Seattle, WA. He can design everything from a simple single screen theater through a 20+ screen multiplex with distributed audio and video systems.
Senior Field Service Engineer
Having worked with many major integrators throughout the US for over 30 years, Dan has a unique understanding of the needs of each theater. With experience in 16mm, 35mm and 70mm film as well as Digital, Dan is able to repair any system throughout the country.
With previous experience in service and installation at major studios and finishing houses, John brings a unique level of service and attention to detail to our customers. Matched with a background in server and network administration, he is well suited to Digital Cinema in the modern day and age.
With experience in all leading projector and server manufacturers, Sam is capable of repairing any issue that arise in a theater. From simple maintenance all the way through a full system teardown, he can make sure that the job is done correctly from the beginning.
With over 30 years in the industry, he is fluent in all forms of 16mm, 35mm, 70mm film as well as all major manufacturers of digital projectors and servers. For over 15 years, Matt was a leading engineering member at a large Arizona based theater chain and specialized in Christie and Barco projectors as well as GDC servers.
Spencer joined the ACE Team in 2013 working closely with the Management staff, eager to learn a new industry. Prior to cinema, Spencer held several positions in various fields some of which include sales; customer service; and military logistics and operations. Since his arrival at ACE, Spencer has redesigned many of the internal systems used throughout the company, increasing general productivity and performance. American Cinema Equipment is pleased to have Spencer on board, and look forward to growing, personally and professionally, together.
Mollye Specializes in Inside sales, and can help to locate any part or product to fit your needs. She has been with the ACE team since 2012, bringing her can-do attitude and sunny disposition to every task. She can assist you in getting what you need quickly and efficiently.
Zella joined the company in 2008 and is the backbone for the company’s accounts payable, accounts receivable and general ledger entries. She specializes in ensuring that every customer is invoiced correctly for the products and services they order.
Tom has been with ACE since the beginning. He has a unique understanding of all parts and services required to run a theater from the repair perspective. Specializing in locating 16mm, 35mm and 70mm parts as well as all general maintenance parts for Digital Projectors, Tom is an invaluable member of our team.
American Cinema Equipment
1927 N Argyle St.
Portland, OR. 97217
Office: (503) 285-7015
24 Hour Service: (503) 285-1771