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Two construction projects will impact traffic to and from Denver International Airport (DEN) this week.

Inbound Peña Blvd. lanes (heading to DEN) between Tower Rd. & the RTD bridge will be restored to their pre-existing, permanent alignment. A right inbound lane closure will be in effect from approximately 8 p.m. on May 28 to 4 a.m. on May 29. Additionally, crews will replace a damaged overhead electronic message board sign on May 28 and 29 on outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN). Work is expected to start around 10 p.m. on May 28 and finish around 4 a.m. on May 29, and again around 10 p.m. on May 29 to 4 a.m. on May 30. At approximately 1 a.m., between Tower Road and E 56th Avenue, a slow rolling closure of Peña Boulevard traffic will be implemented for less than 10 minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced. Crews will be transporting and setting bridge girders on E-470 over outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN) between 11 p.m. on May 30 until 6 a.m. on May 31. Between Jackson Gap Street and E-470, approximately once every hour, slow, rolling closures of Peña will be implemented for approximately seven minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced during this time.

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Denver International Airport Closes out ‘Conspiracy Month’ With Free Screening of ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’


DENVER – Oct. 13, 2016 – Denver International Airport (DEN) will offer a “close encounter” on Oct. 20 with a conspiracy-themed costume party and free screening of “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” on the airport’s open-air plaza.

The event, part of the airport’s ongoing Film on the Fly series, will close out a month-long celebration of the airport’s many conspiracy theories. The movie was selected because of its connection with DEN conspiracies.

“Even this Steven Spielberg classic has managed to make its way into the conspiracy lore of the airport, with some people claiming the coordinates provided by the aliens point to Denver International Airport,” said Stacey Stegman, DEN’s senior vice president of communications, customer service and marketing. “While the coordinates actually lead to a field far north of the airport, we are still having fun with this theory and closing out our ‘Conspiracy Month’ of events with a free screening of this timeless sci-fi movie.”

Attendees are encouraged to show up wearing creative conspiracy-themed costumes (no full masks or weapons, real or not, please. We are an “airport” after all). Music and prizes for the best costumes will begin at 5 p.m. with the movie beginning after dark. Film on the Fly is presented by DEN in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Littleton. The first 100 people at the event will receive a voucher for a free hot dog and popcorn. A cash bar also will be available.

Some seating will be available but participants are encouraged to bring their own chair or cushion to ensure a seat. The plaza is located pre-security, is open to the public and is accessible just steps from the new University of Colorado A Line station at DEN (tickets are $9 and good for multiple trips during the same business day), or a short walk from the airport parking garages ($3/hour).

About Events at DEN

Events at DEN is an ongoing series of public events that brings family-friendly entertainment, activities, music, movies and more to the plaza that connects the Jeppesen Terminal with the Westin Denver International Airport. Events at DEN feature both unique offerings only found at the airport – such as open-air movies on the plaza – as well as events that connect visitors with major happenings in and around the Denver community, including local art and music. DEN’s 82,000-square-foot open-air plaza offers stunning views of the terminal tents, major public art installations, the transit center facility, the Rocky Mountains and downtown Denver. The plaza connects the terminal to the hotel is covered by a canopy, providing both covered and uncovered areas for activities.

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