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Address: Jervois Road | Darwin Waterfront Precinct, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8981 0700
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Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Deckchair Cinema is THE outdoor cinema on Darwin's Waterfront.

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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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Movies on the waterfront.

Great movies experienced under the stars and by the water. Great food from local vendors and restaurants and drinks from the licenced bar as bonuses. Total Darwin!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Drew W
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great movies experienced under the stars and by the water. Great food from local vendors and restaurants and drinks from the licenced bar as bonuses. Total Darwin!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dry Season only (April - Oct), but having a curry and a glass of red and parking yourself on a desk chair under the stars to watch a movie - fabulous! Don't under estimate how cold it can get in July, however, bring a jumper.

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Thank VinceDarwin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always recommend this place to friends and family when coming to visit in the Top End. Great location and serenity, often very interesting movies, you can have a glass of wine or beer from the bar and BYO dinner! You can also buy dinner there. If Hanuman restaurant is serving- thumbs up. If not the other option is well... More 

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Thank Hugh G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a local and I have ever been to the deck chair, but myself and the whole family went we watched "Inside Out". The scene is great late afternoon, pillows in front and chairs in the back, tables in far back and small kiosk with snacks and drinks available. Myself and the family loved it and we're planning to do... More 

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Thank Deanne K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After many years of living in Darwin I found The Deckchair Cinema during 2015! Wow, fabulous venue, service, food and entertainment. One visit and I was hooked, purchased an annual membership and had a great dry season watching a wide selection of films in the company of friends and the cinema possums. And the variety of the food stall holders... More 

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Thank Sue C
Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Sunsets, good food or BYO food, reasonable price drinks, tables to eat at prior to the movie, some cushions to borrow to make the deckchairs more comfortable (I recommend bring your own so you don't miss out), friendly staff, oh and wonderful selection of movies! I love that every Thursday evening is a fundraiser night for a local organisation. The... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Could never get in. Hard to find time table and online access not available on some hotels. Great area and more sessions would have been lovely especially during the wonderful june july months

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Thank mslizziek
Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you only visit Darwin once in your life,a must do is seeing a movie at the Deck Chair Cinema. It's an outdoor cinema, complete with deck chairs; you can buy tea there before the movie or have tea at the waterfront precinct, or at Stokes Hill Wharf. All these options make for a wonderful Darwin experience.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

An amazing night in the best setting!!! Love it! Plenty of parking and the outdoor setting is very different! Just remember to bring a Pillow!!

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Thank Tegan C
Noumea, New Caledonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Grab a drink at the bar and a cushion, find yourself the perfect deckchair, and sit back and enjoy a movie under the stars.

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