Springfield is a remarkable place, for so many reasons. It’s got about as rich a history as any town and it’s a veritable playground for outdoorsy-types. Springfield also happens to feature a number of fantastic theaters. Here are a few of our favorites…
This historic theater is almost a century old. If that wasn’t cool enough, the Gillioz is actually located on Route 66! The building itself is a work of art. Built in the Spanish Colonial Revival architectural style, it also features an Egyptian/Art Deco interior. You can catch films here as well as concerts and Broadway productions.
Focusing on modern theatrical works, the Springfield Contemporary Theater offers an extraordinarily intimate experience for the audience. The theater only seats 87 people. Front row is only 16 feet from the stage. Located in downtown Springfield, you can catch modern productions like “Hair” and “Xanadu” at this theater.
Largely run by volunteers, the Springfield Little Theater is over 100 years old. By far the most popular of all Springfield theaters, the venue entertains up to 60,000 patrons every year. You can enjoy plays and musicals here as well as performances by the Springfield Ballet and Springfield Regional Opera.
The Ford GT Supercar is getting even lighter due to a partnership with Corning Gorilla Glass on a thinner windshield.
Improving both power-to-weight ratio and weight distribution is a major concern with any performance vehicle. We’ve already seen lots of great innovations that help the new Ford GT stay light on its feet. The use of carbon fiber and aluminum as well as engine placement has already helped the balance and weight of the GT.
The latest innovation to be added to the list has to do with the windshield, of all things. Ford has just announced that the GT will feature a Corning Gorilla Glass hybrid windshield, an industry-first.
A press release from Ford explains how Henry Ford introduced the traditional automotive laminated windshield nearly a century ago. The fact that it is still in use is testament to its genius. This windshield is composed of “two layers of annealed glass sandwiched around a clear, thermoplastic interlayer binding agent.”
The Corning Gorilla Glass hybrid is very different. A hybrid sheet forms the inner layer. The center layer is thermoplastic and designed to absorb noise and annealed glass forms the outer layer. The new windshield is 12 pounds lighter that the traditional windshield.