Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is teaming up with Denver International Airport to bring “Film on the Fly” to Denver’s airport.
“We’re constantly trying to evolve and challenge the conventions of film screenings,” said Steve Bessette, Creative Manager at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. “When the opportunity to partner with and screen at the coolest airport in the country came up, we were ecstatic. We’re really looking forward to connecting with new communities and friends.”
On June 30, they will kick off the four movie event with Top Gun. The event is free to the public and will take place at the new open-air plaza, connecting the Jeppesen terminal with the Westin Denver International Airport.
New Sensation ‘80s tribute band will perform at 5 p.m. to start up the night, with the screening starting at sunset.
The Alamo will be giving out food vouchers to the first 100 people and there will be other giveaways including Top Gun style aviator sunglasses and movie prizes. Food is available for purchase and there will also be a cash bar.
“Film on the Fly” will continue with E.T the Extra-Terrestrial on August 18. In spirit of the “Wheels Up! Bike Celebration,” a tribute to Colorado’s bike-friendly culture, there will also be BMX bike stunt performances and a D.J.
The third and fourth screenings will be on October 20 and December 15. Film titles to be released later this year.
Parking at DIA will range from $8-$24. The University of Colorado A-Line train is $9 round trip from Union Station, if the ticket is used on the same day.
The free screenings are a part of an effort to incorporate DIA into the city, even if there are no travel plans. In addition to the screenings and music, there will be a free nine-hole putt-putt course opening on June 16. The course is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until September 1.