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Published on : Friday, October 14, 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
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).
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