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Deckchair Cinema

Address: Jervois Road | Darwin Waterfront Precinct, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8981 0700
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Ranked #10 of 81 Activities in Darwin
Type: Movie Theaters, Fun & Games
Owner description: The Deckchair Cinema is THE outdoor cinema on Darwin's Waterfront. We are a fully indepedent movie...
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Type: Movie Theaters, Fun & Games
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Owner description: The Deckchair Cinema is THE outdoor cinema on Darwin's Waterfront. We are a fully indepedent movie theatre operated by the Darwin Film Society, established in 1954, to give Darwin audiences unseen movies on the big screen. The Deckchair Cinema is located on Darwin's Waterfront (Jervois Road), and is open 7 nights a week from mid April to mid November. Gates open nightly at 6.30pm so you can enjoy a tropical sunset over Darwin Harbour before the 7.30pm screening. Our program is a diverse range of Australian, popular, family, foreign and classic films. Come down early, enjoy a refreshing beverage from our fully licensed kiosk or feast your taste buds on a hot meal from one of our food vendors. No BYO alcohol. We are easily accessible via a well-lit picturesque walkway from the City Esplanade and there is plenty of parking and bike racks available on site.

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Optional movies to watch when good climate change. During Dry Season, this the place where good to watch the movie outdoor, can BYO drinks. Great outdoor atmosphere too. Ensure you grab your repellent if you skin sensitive to mosquitoes. Great place to be entertained.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I really enjoyed sitting out in the warm balmy night watching a movie. Bring your own pillow though as the pillows supplied are snapped up quickly and are used to rest your head or used to sit on! As I am a little fussy I like to bring my own. Good idea to get to the cinema early to have... More 

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Darwin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Venue is laid back an relaxed, good food, drinks and interesting films. Only thing to remember is to take your own cushions to ease the seats.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Darwin's most comfortable movie theatre!! Sling back hammock style chairs, that you can fall asleep in if your not seating on the edge of your seat involved in the movie. Dinner is usually available for a small nominal charge. Remember to bring the mozzie repellent, for those few individuals mozzies that are around. But don't be worried is is not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

What could be nicer than sitting out in a tropical evening having a nice meal, a cold beer and a good film. Add to that the twilight flying display from squadrons of fruit bats and fireflies and close encounters with possums.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I must do in Darwin...a great way to see a movie. A different local restuarant provide dinner each night. Great atmosphere unique and relaxing

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darwin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Love love love Deck Chair Cinema!!!! Great to be able to buy yummy food and have a nice drink in beautiful surroundings. Friendly staff :) Great atmosphere!! Cushions supplied!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It was a really nice change to see a movie out in the open air of Darwin with a nice cheap beer in hand. The seats are not necessarily comfortable so if you have back issues or a long movie to see, you should bring lots of cushions or pillows with you.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We went to the Mindil Market and end up being late for the movie. I know it's our fault but going to the deckchair cinema and not having a deckchair is a bit of a shame. (Don't worry we still had a chair, only not as comfy).

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DeckchairManager, General Manager at Deckchair Cinema, responded to this review

Hi Rabididounette, Thanks for coming to the Deckchair Cinema while you were in town; it sounds like you experienced the best of Darwin while you were here getting to Mindil Beach Markets as well. Shame you didn't get to grab a deck chair. I'm guessing that you would have come on a busy night? We have around 240 deck chairs... More 

Horsham, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We loved the relaxed beach chairs, enjoying a beer, icecream and a wonderful night watching a funny movie

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