About American Cinema Equipment (ACE)

Founded in Portland, Oregon in 1995, we’ve been designing, installing, servicing, and repairing movie theater equipment for more than 20 years.

We work with movie theaters across the United States, with all sizes of theaters (from single screens to large multiplexes), and all types of equipment (digital, film, 3D, drive-in, and more).

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.

American Cinema Equipment, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is the nation’s premier 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-effective solution for your theater.

Our team is manufacturer certified for all major projectors, servers, TMS and audio installation and service.

Meet the Team


Patty Boucher

President and CEO

Patty is the Owner, President, and CEO of American Cinema Equipment. She has been involved with the cinema industry for the past 25 years.


Doug Sabin

VP of Operations

Doug is our VP of Operations, and he has more than 30 years experience in the movie theater business and specializes in large-scale installations.

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Spencer Chao

Sr. Sales & Marketing

Spencer is our sr. sales and marketing person, and he began at ACE as an Executive Assistant. In his leading sales position, he interfaces with customers and potential customers.


Scott Kimber

Director of Engineering

Scott is our Director of Engineering, and he has been with ACE since we opened in 1995. He can design audio and video systems for all types of venues, from a single-screen movie theater to a 20+ screen multiplex.


Zella Richardson


Zella Richardson is our Accountant, and she makes sure that all of our customers are invoiced correctly for the products and services they order.


Jack Trentacosta

Sales Administrator

Jack is our Sales Administrator. He came to us with previous experience in sales administration and is excited to break into the cinematic industry. Jack is eager to help our customers and prioritizes taking care of their needs with kindness and respect.


Tom McGowan

Radio Repair

Tom is our radio repair person. With his extensive industry experience, he understands all of the parts and services required to run a theater.


Matt Valdez


Matt is one of our Technicians, and he has more than 30 years experience. His expertise includes digital, 16mm, 35mm, and 70mm film equipment.

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Seth Adams


Seth is one of our Technicians. He came to us with 5 years of experience as a digital cinema and festival projectionist who can also handle 16mm and 35mm film and equipment.

For more information about our ACE team, or to get a price quote on movie theater equipment, repairs, or parts, please call (503) 285-7015, or e-mail us at ACE-Info@cinequip.com.