About ACS Amusements
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About ACS Amusements

How It All Began

It was in 1975 in Cincinnati, Ohio when Jim Ernst Sr. had a vision to make it on his own. Through his wife Lori’s side of the family, he was introduced to the bar business. He saw opportunity in the vending of pool tables and arcade games in bars, and this is where his vision turned into a reality. Over the next several years he transitioned the company into the movie theater arcade industry. His business began to partner up with cinemas all the way down the Eastern coast and throughout the Midwest. With many years of experience, Jim became very passionate and knowledgeable within the industry, deciding to make partners with entertainment center owners throughout the country. And this was only the beginning…



ACS Today

Although Jim Sr. is not with us today, his vision lives on through his two sons Jim Jr. and Jeff. ACS today understands the value of entertainment centers in communities because that is what sits at the core of this company: family. Over time ACS has strived to offer the full package in entertainment center services. Our tactics venture outside the box to help your business reach its full potential. ACS operates games from the east coast to the west coast, and everywhere in between. As of 2016, we operate internationally, as we have established partnerships across the border in Canada. Check out the our services tab to learn more about what we can do for your entertainment center.

Jeff Ernst

Jim Ernst Jr.

Matt Damon
Operations Manager

Tony Marsala
Parts Manager

Christopher McIntyre
IT Director