State-of-the-Art Michigan Theater Features Pleotint’s Suntuitive Self-Tinting Glass

Date: 26 September 2014
Pleotint, LLC, announced that the Quality 10 GDX Theater by Goodrich Quality Theaters, a state-of-the-art cinema that recently opened in Saginaw, Michigan, was constructed with its self-tinting Suntuitive® glass.

Architect Todd Ockaskis, an architect with Grand Rapids–based Paradigm Design, said the main challenge associated with designing the theater was configuring it to limit heat and glare from the sun on the south façade during the day while allowing for maximum visibility into and out of the building at night.“We considered using permanently tinted windows, fritted glass, and mechanical shades, but the self-tinting glass offered the advantages of each without any compromises,” Ockaskis explained. “The glass naturally adjusts to provide the perfect tint to counteract outside conditions, while allowing the glass to be clear at night.”The upper-level façade features dual-pane insulating glass units incorporating an exterior lite of Suntuitive glass laminated with Optiblue glass and an interior lite of low-emissivity Solarban 60 glass.Optiblue and Solarban glasses are manufactured by PPG.

Martin Betz, chief operating officer for Goodrich Quality Theaters, said the company’s goal was to create excitement and recapture the market by replacing a 40-year-old multiplex adjacent to the site with a new, energy-efficient building.

Suntuitive glass was new to us, but after operating the theater through winter and summer, I’m happy to say the self-tinting glass has been a complete success, exceeding our expectations,” Betz said. “It has helped us control our utility costs and added to the contemporary design of our building.”

For more information about the performance benefits associated with Suntuitive glass by Pleotint, visit

Photos courtesy of Paradigm Design

About Pleotint, LLC

Pleotint, LLC, is the world’s top innovator in self-tinting windows. Pleotint produces Suntuitive® glass technology that simply uses heat from sunlight to tint windows when necessary. Pleotint is dedicated to providing customers with naturally brilliant windows that increase energy efficiency and optimize comfort and views. For more information, visit

600450 State-of-the-Art Michigan Theater Features Pleotint’s Suntuitive Self-Tinting Glass
Date: 26 September 2014

See more news about:

See more from these topics:

Others also read

New STEM education facility at Carnegie Science Center targeted to open in 2018.
PPG has designed and produced windows for the Breakthrough Laminar Aircraft Demonstrator in Europe (BLADE), a Clean Sky Smart Fixed Wing Aircraft Integrated Technology Demonstrator (SFWA ITD).
PPG reaches agreement with Nippon Electric Glass for sale of remaining fiberglass operations.
PPG and Vision Systems have reached a commercial agreement to work together on developing new applications utilizing Vision Systems’ electronically dimmable window shading solutions for aircraft.
Annual conference for decorated glass and ceramics set for Pittsburgh, April 22-24.
$55 million investment to enable production of jumbo-sized energy-efficient glass

Add new comment