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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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The highlight of our visit so far!

This was an amazing experience well worth going. We went on a sunday night and the cinema was packed. It feels like an enchanted forest, protected all around by the foliage... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This was an amazing experience well worth going. We went on a sunday night and the cinema was packed. It feels like an enchanted forest, protected all around by the foliage. You wind your way down steps to get there. Or you could drive but who would want to. Tickets were good value. Drinks were exceptional value. We didnt sample... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We loved the open air cinema! Really different way to see a film. Please go if there's a good film on, you won't regret it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I still havent seen a movie, I climbed down the steep stairs and then had a walk around the cinema it's still up there with the most iconic attractions in Darwin . It's well worth climbing down all the stairs for a look around .

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This brilliant. Relaxed atmosphere. The serve up great Asian food - not junk food. You can sit back with a beer or a wine in a deck chair with some mates and watch a great movie.

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Darwin, Australia
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Although I'm a local when I have visitors in town, if there is a good film showing I will take my visitors there. It's such a nice place and the ambitious is wonderful. You can take something to eat or have your dinner there and buy a glass of wine. Even if the film isn't great the location and ambiance... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

What a great venue to see a variety of films. Usually not all the boring general release films but those included in Festival releases. One can either take your own picnic or treat yourself to the cafe delights provided for a mere $10. The local cafes take turns so you don't get tired of the menu. I recommend you take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

good meals available for purchase but you can also bring your own food. Licensed venue so can't being your own drinks. Varied and interesting selection of movies - repellent provided for those who want to avoid the mozzies

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great place to go & watch a Movie out in the open. Take a picnic, rug or chair & enjoy. Great for single, couples & families. Get in early to get a good spot.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I've always enjoyed watch a movie here on an old style canvas recliner lounge, with a beer and usually a nice onsite takeaway meal. During the dry season you can't beat this place for a chilled weekend outing. Just a great night lazing outdoors under the stars watching a good film or doco. The staff make sure that you get... More 

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

Hi Fitboy08, We just couldn't let this fantastic review go by without saying 'Thanks'! It's lovely to have this local and heartfelt feedback. Not only does it make us feel good, but it provides helpful advice for newcomers to Darwin (long or short term). Thanks again Fitboy08! From the Team at Deckchair Cinema More 

Wichita, Kansas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
38 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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