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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
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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Experience not to be missed !!!

I was here the first week I moved to Darwin. Watched a classic movie out in the open , with background music of the wild , actual wild. If you visiting Darwin for a while, you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I was here the first week I moved to Darwin. Watched a classic movie out in the open , with background music of the wild , actual wild. If you visiting Darwin for a while, you should definitely explore it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The deckie has been a favorite of mine for quite some years now. Fantastic setting under the stars. Yummy food is for sale and also drinks. If your lucky you will see little possums try to sneak your munchies. Romantic place for a snuggle and shows great movies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Film enjoyed very much, love that you can get & enjoy a bottle of wine, superb setting, comfy with the addition of cushion provided, doesn't really matter what's showing, it's the experience, atmosphere, excellent sound & picture quality. A1 & very reasonably priced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Every visit to Darwin means a visit to the Deckchair Cinema. The experience was much fun as last time and we were able to bring a couple of friends along this time. Nice meal from a local caterer for a reasonable price washed down with a Pilsner I hadn't tried before. Great movie, collection of short films from an Argentinian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Movie nights out do not get much better than this -- beautiful night, sunset on the beach, one minute walk to the cinema, restaurant quality food for a pre-movie dinner, wonderful setting (great stars, lovely breeze of the ocean, canopy of trees),, well-choosen movies, polite and engaged audience. This is a special place -- make it part of your Dry... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My friend and I recently enjoyed a double feature at Deckchair on Saturday night. We went early to get a good park and ordered our tickets online so we could fast track things. Grabbed a bite to eat, a cushion and a glass of wine. I really like watching movies out doors in the dry season with random possums wandering... More 

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Port Vincent, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a top end must do. Really good parkland setting, with a bar (no BYO grog but food ok) on site food provided by a rotating roster of local caterers. Parking. Short walk from the Sth end of town down some steps (if you want the short cut). Possums are cute but raid food. Cushions provided but take an... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The deckchair cinema is a must when you visit Darwin. The whole experience is just magnificent. Great value food you can enjoy before the film, a well stocked bar, and just a fabulous setting to watch a movie under the stars. I also bring a pillow to make the deckchair just that little bit more comfortable but they do have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I like movies, but hate the average cinema, what with the uncomfortable seats and sticky floors and expensive food and lack of wine. The deckchair cinema has none of these issues. Absolutely beautiful setting under the stars and on the coast. Comfy seats with extra cushions provided on the house. A well stocked bar, and various food vans from time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We were lucky with timing. In Darwin & saw the premiere of "Last cab to Darwin" - complete with a Q&A with cast & crew after the movie (Michael Caton there before movie but not after - it was his Birthday!). That was a bonus. We'd booked tickets online a month before arriving. Balmy July Darwin night, open air cinema... More 

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