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Events at DEN Continues with Free Screening of Aviation Classic ‘Top Gun’

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DENVER – June 24, 2016 – Get ready to channel your inner “Maverick” – the summer fun continues at Denver International Airport (DEN) on June 30 with a free screening of the aviation classic “Top Gun” on the airport’s open-air plaza.

“Top Gun” is the first 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 program that presents a variety of family-friendly entertainment.

This free event will include live music from the “New Sensation” 80’s tribute band from 5-9 p.m., followed by the movie screening 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 food voucher provided by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. You be must be present to receive your voucher and vouchers will be handed out starting at 5 p.m. Additional food and beverages – including popcorn, snow cones, sliders, nachos, candy and a cash bar – will be available for purchase.

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 iconic 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.

Scheduled Events

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

  • July 21 – Spirit of Colorado: Celebrate the rich Western Colorado heritage with a day of music, stuntmen, gold mining for kids, an old West photo booth, 4-H demonstrations, tastings from local Colorado distilleries, a mechanical bull and more. This event will take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Aug. 18 – Film on the Fly – “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”: Playing today’s pop favorites during live bike stunts to get you in the mood for E.T.’s classic bike ride. The evening will begin with bike stunt performers, a DJ, raffle prizes and more from 5-8:30 p.m., followed by the movie starting around sunset.
  • 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, along with a Wish for Wheels charity build-a-bike station for kids living in underprivileged communities. This event will also feature a bike skills course complete with loaner bikes, along with raffle prizes, bands 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 available for purchase. This event will take place from 3-7 p.m.

Denver International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $36 billion for the region annually. For more information visit www.FlyDenver.com, check us out on YouTube and Instagram, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Sign up for DEN’s monthly newsletter Nonstop News.


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