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Deckchair Cinema

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Address: Jervois Road | Darwin Waterfront Precinct, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8981 0700
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 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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As a local, we always say we should go more often. This year we have and are loving it. Wonderful atmosphere, great movies, beer, food and fantastic popcorn. Our ten year old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Darwin, Australia
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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a local, we always say we should go more often. This year we have and are loving it. Wonderful atmosphere, great movies, beer, food and fantastic popcorn. Our ten year old loves it too, they seem to give more G and PG films this year, which is great for families. Not unique to Darwin, but certainly one of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We saw the "The Dressmaker" at the cinema and whilst my wife enjoyed the movie (cried and laughed...as she does!) I was more impressed with the surrounds I was in. What a little gem this place is in Darwin. Food is supplied by various catering establishments in town and it's hearty good quality stuff in a very casual environment. Drinks... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

great films in a beautiful setting under the stars. Don't miss this experience. have dinner on the new deck before the movie starts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived at the Deckchair cinema about 6.15 and had a bite to eat before the film started. Food was good and lovely to sit with a view out to sea. Put cushions on our deckchairs to reserve spot that we wanted. Mosquito lotion given free which is a bonus. Also cold water with cups provided free. Bar very reasonably... More 

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Thank tasha73
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed this cinema experience immensely. How wonderful to watch a great documentary and a very funny Aboriginal short film under the stars, with a drink in hand and shoes kicked off.

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Thank Jo S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

When you think of an open cinema you might think of a simple screen and nothing else. The deckchair cinema is not only a opened cinema, is also part of the old historical Darwin. Movies are good, the facilities are clean and nice. The cinema has view to the sea on the left side. Seats are very confy and the... More 

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Thank Christian A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this! Great atmosphere and the possums running underneath your chairs adds to the experience. Word of advice lather yourself in insect repellent... Turns out the insects like the movies too :)

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Thank Michelle L
Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic venue showing movie classics. Delicious home made food at reasonable prices all with possums running under your chairs. Drinks are available too. Take your insect spray.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely "do" this, we had reservations due to warnings about mosquitos, but we put on enough repellent to create a "fog" around us and left unscathed! Thoroughly enjoyed the film, a beautiful setting, great catering and perfect evening. One tip...the bar closes during the film, so purchase more than one drink beforehand.

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Thank bel1966
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has all been said before. This is a an unusual family friendly experience that shouldn't be missed. Sitting out in the open in a deck chair watching a movie. Amazing! I thought I was at a drive in. The screen is a perfect size for the area. The sound is very clear. The audiance loved the experience and the... More 

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