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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

The Deckchair Cinema is THE outdoor cinema on Darwin's...

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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A great place to watch movie in a relaxing location. Great food can be obtained here too Friendly staff are helpful too. A must when visiting Darwin.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
Darwin, Australia
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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

A great place to watch movie in a relaxing location. Great food can be obtained here too Friendly staff are helpful too. A must when visiting Darwin.

Thank Deaftraver
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

What an amazing venue for a movie. Comfortable deck chairs in the great outdoors next to the beach. I came early, saw a beautiful sunset, and had a delicious hot Indian meal for only $15. They offer free insect repellent....use it. They seem to show a different movie every night. Highly recommended.

Thank Oskar_Baxter
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

A balmy tropical Darwin night, deck chairs, coloured cushions, palm trees, delicious food by Hanumens, cool drinks and icecream! Perfect. The only let down was the movie and that was just personal choice, it was not to our liking so we slipped away early but we still felt we had had a very unique and enjoyable experience!

Thank Chantil3
Portland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Want to go to the movies and enjoy the stars on the big screen and above, this is the place to go. Saw Last Cab to Darwin and was a great movie with a few little twists, as well as pushing a few boundaries. If arrive early there is dinner as well as very well priced bar, great service and... More 

Thank Peter_B_Simons
Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

It was quite nice but poor door staff and the chairs were no really that comfy even with your one cushion that your allowed, Old movies and think its about the same price to go to a new movie in the main cinema in town, I know it is a bit unique bit think it was too much for what... More 

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

Hi SCOTT p, Thanks for coming to the Deckchair Cinema, and we’re sorry to hear that it didn’t live up to your expectations. We’re disappointed to hear that your experience at the door wasn’t 100%. Feel free to contact us with some more details on info@deckchaircinema.com if you have some ideas on what we can improve there. You’re right sometimes... More 

Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Recently enjoyed a few films at the Deckchair Cinema during the Darwin International Film Festival. Good selection of movies, food and drinks at the bar. Plenty of pillows available but I suggest that if you want to lounge back in the deckchairs ( as opposed to sitting up on the chairs) bring some extra pillows and cushions. The sand flies... More 

Thank cfq_11
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The open air cinema operates every night through the dry season with a wide variety of movies shown. Drinks and food available for purchase. Cushions are available but you could take your own for extra comfort. Well worth a visit.

Thank Lorraine N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Regardless of the film/s on show, Deckchair is an enjoyable & must do Darwin experience -couples, families, kids will all enjoy the novelty. If its a popular movie arrive early for better choice of hammock style seat. Plactic tables and chairs if you prefer. Grassy patch up the front if you want to pack your bean bag! Take away type... More 

Thank Redmushrooom
Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This is a fabulous idea! Just a 5 minute walk from downtown (via the Northern Women's pathway) or from the waterfront. Great location. Deckchair plays movies every night of the week on their outdoor cinema. You have your choice of comfortable deck chairs, patio chairs or sit at an outdoor table. What makes this so good is that it gets... More 

Thank svQuickStar
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Went again to the deckie. It's awesome. Food for dinner (especially great when it's Hanuman's). And a great movies. Watch out for the resident possums, who like to snatch food whilst you're watching! But awesome place to watch movies under the stars.

Thank Merilyn_S_12

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