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Address: Jervois Road | Darwin Waterfront Precinct, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8981 0700
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6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Description: The Deckchair Cinema is THE outdoor cinema on Darwin's Waterfront. We are...
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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Great venue but bring a pillow and the repellent!

As a local, I have been here a number of times to see movies and just love it. Great prices, great food and good priced drinks. The setting is always nice and the kids love it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Darwin, Australia
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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

As a local, I have been here a number of times to see movies and just love it. Great prices, great food and good priced drinks. The setting is always nice and the kids love it! The only issue is the mozzies and the chairs. The chairs are getting a bit old and you need a pillow to be comfortable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Deck Chair Cinema is unique to Darwin. It reminds me of the past drive in theatres where you watched the movie while sitting outside of your car. The movies shown at the Deck Chair Cinema can best be described as 'art house'. They are the sort of movies which do not last long at the local cinema. The movies... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Can't think of a nicer dry season activity than a nite at the Deckchair. Food and drink available and for those who have mobility issues - there are 'firmer' chairs rather than having to get down into one of the deck chairs

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Relaxing and leisurely way to see the big screen in Darwin. Book ahead online to ensure your tickets - its simple to do via cell / mobile phone. Meals are available if you arrive early. Drinks available, both alcohol and non. Deckchair cinema is a great experience for any tourists visiting Darwin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The deckchair cinema is an experience not to be missed. Operating only in the dry season, this outdoor cinema shows a range of films. Patrons are seated under the stars on deck chairs (grab a cushion from the baskets near the kiosk for extra comfort). Hot food is on offer from local restaurants, so you can eat in a area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Wow, what a top outdoor theater. We were pleasantly surprised by a local restaurant catering on the evening for very reasonable prices. The venue has a well stocked kiosk and bar. Don't forget to smother yourselves in mosquito repellent and a bring along a cushion. Otherwise sit back, relax and enjoy the movie along with the ambiance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

What a wonderful unique experience well suited for the Darwin Climate. Well set out venue to watch latest release movie under the stars. Drinks and food available at reasonable prices. Make sure you have some spray for the insects. The deck chairs are comfortable to boot and if the movie is boring great for a snooze.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Where else in the world can you sit under the stars with the ocean 40 mtrs to your left whilst watching the movies start just as the sun sinks beneath the horizon to bring to a lose a perfect sunset

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Many a great movie has been seen here,with a fine beverage and a choice of munchies. Hot food popcorn chocolate etc. Take a pillow because the deck chairs can get uncomfortable after a while. A beautiful dry season noght under the stars. Beware the chances of some of the local wildlife can very very vocal if camping in the area.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Its so nice to sit out in the outdoors and watch a movie. It's a shame about the little bugs but that's unavoidable in Darwin. They do give out free repellant!

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