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Deckchair Cinema

Address: Jervois Road | Darwin Waterfront Precinct, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8981 0700
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Ranked #9 of 80 Activities in Darwin
Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
Owner description: The Deckchair Cinema is THE outdoor cinema on Darwin's Waterfront. We are a fully indepedent movie...
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Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Owner description: 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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dromana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This is a must do in Darwin. Excellent ambiance, relaxing and an evening meal is available for purchase at a reasonable price. The cuisine varies each night Thai, Indian etc. Mosquito repellent is provided and we were lucky enough to see The Book Thief which is a film we had wanted to see.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It is definitely worth a visit. Take a friend, It can get a little hot in summer or cold in winter but as there is actually not that much to do in Darwin I would go again.

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I loved the relaxed laid back atmosphere, and the food's available to purchase, the sky was amazing and I spent a bit of time star gazing..a unique experience for visitors to our beautiful city...

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Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The deckchair cinema is a Darwin icon. I have taken a few interstate friends here for random movies - and every one has said that it is a unique night out! As the name suggests, movie goers are accommodated in comfortable deck chairs in an open area environment - meaning it's only open in the dry season (May to Oct).... More 

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Zurich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The ambiance, bar and available food is excellent. On busy days you have to arrive early to get a deckchair and a cushion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I went there with my friend to watch a Palestinian movie called Omar, which was a great surprise for us (not a mainstream option). The place offers some cushions to improve the experience (The Deckchair is not the most confy option for a seat) but you can also take yours. It´s on the beach so you can have some wild... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

If you're in Darwin during the dry season - May - Oct. You have to catch a movie at the deck chair cinema. Nothing better than sitting under the stars with a glass of wine and a yummy meal watching a movie. Sometimes I don't care what the movie is, I just go with my girlfriends for a great night... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is a must do in Darwin. Great movies, superb location and gourmet food. Deck chairs are a little uncomfortable so take plenty of cushions.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

we saw a foreign language film but it mattered little. The setting is what it's all about. Very laid back, as you'd expect. This reminded me of a village cinema in the UK 30 years ago.... homemade food available - a little pricey for what it was (curry) - and a small bar that closed at some point during the... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I love this place- relaxed atmos and full of the locals all enjoying the outdoor movies. Chairs not too comfy, but for a movie they are fine , just have to lever yourself out of them after a few hours!

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