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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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Events at DEN Continues with a Free Showing of ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’


DENVER – Aug. 11, 2016 – E.T. is coming home to Denver International Airport (DEN) as the summer fun continues on Aug. 18 with a free showing of the loveable Steven Spielberg classic, “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial,” on the airport’s open-air plaza.

“E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” is the second movie to be shown as part of the airport’s new “Film on the Fly” series, which is part of the ongoing Events at DEN that presents a variety of family-friendly entertainment.

This free event will feature music and live bike stunts performed on the plaza to get you in the mood for E.T.’s classic bike ride. The evening will begin with the bike stunt performers, a DJ, raffle prizes and more from 58:30 p.m., followed by the movie starting around sunset. Film on the Fly is presented by DEN in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. The first 100 people in attendance will receive a dessert voucher. Attendees must be present to receive a voucher, which will be handed out beginning at 7 p.m. Additional traditional movie snacks will be available for purchase, along with a cash bar.

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.

Upcoming Scheduled Events

(Additional details will be made available ahead of each event.)

  • Aug. 20 – Wheels Up! Bike Celebration: A tribute to our bike-friendly culture with a display of Colorado-made cruisers, electric bikes and innovative bikes. This event will also feature a bike skills course complete with loaner bikes, along with raffle prizes, a DJ and more. This event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sept. 1 – FISE World Sports Welcome Party: Help DEN welcome a worldwide action sports series that hosts over 250 of the top international amateur and professional athletes in freestyle BMX, flatland BMX, skateboarding and scooters. Denver is the first U.S. city to host this international tour over the Labor Day weekend. Enjoy music, parkour and BMX stunts, autograph signings by elite athletes and food or beverages available for purchase. This event will take place from 3-7 p.m.

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