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Deckchair Cinema

Jervois Road | Darwin Waterfront Precinct, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8981 0700
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A great experience

The open air cinema operates every night through the dry season with a wide variety of movies... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2015
Lorraine N
via mobile
Bring a pillow and bug spray, relax and enjoy!

Regardless of the film/s on show, Deckchair is an enjoyable & must do Darwin experience -couples... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2015
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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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Jervois Road | Darwin Waterfront Precinct, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8981 0700
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Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

The open air cinema operates every night through the dry season with a wide variety of movies shown. Drinks and food available for purchase. Cushions are available but you could take your own for extra comfort. Well worth a visit.

Thank Lorraine N
Reviewed September 19, 2015

Regardless of the film/s on show, Deckchair is an enjoyable & must do Darwin experience -couples, families, kids will all enjoy the novelty. If its a popular movie arrive early for better choice of hammock style seat. Plactic tables and chairs if you prefer. Grassy...More

Thank Redmushrooom
Reviewed September 14, 2015

This is a fabulous idea! Just a 5 minute walk from downtown (via the Northern Women's pathway) or from the waterfront. Great location. Deckchair plays movies every night of the week on their outdoor cinema. You have your choice of comfortable deck chairs, patio chairs...More

Thank svQuickStar
Reviewed September 11, 2015

Went again to the deckie. It's awesome. Food for dinner (especially great when it's Hanuman's). And a great movies. Watch out for the resident possums, who like to snatch food whilst you're watching! But awesome place to watch movies under the stars.

Thank Merilyn_S_12
Reviewed September 10, 2015

Fantastic place with a great ambiance. Always wanted to go here and really enjoyed it just take your own pillows. They do provide some but you will need more than one. You can sit back, have a drink and some food (different types available depending...More

Thank Pamela P
Reviewed September 10, 2015

This was a highlight of our holiday. The atmosphere was great. You enter through a charming old fashioned entry. You can choose from about 5 to 6 meals on the menu. The bar has a great choice of beers and wines but just for a...More

Thank grumpyj1949
Reviewed September 9, 2015

What an awesome experience, watching a movie on a balmy evening under ther stars. Insect repellant provided and cushions, but you had to be quick to get one. Well catered with hot food and drinks available, so you can have dinner before the movie A...More

Thank Angela R
Reviewed September 9, 2015

This was great fun- sitting under the stars watching a movie was great, we saw a possum which (as we had just arrived in Australia) was very exciting and there was good food and drink on offer at decent prices to sweeten the deal even...More

Thank Atlas9192
Reviewed September 9, 2015

Funky outdoor cinema showing art house films. Only open in the dry season. Comfi beach chairs, alcoholic beverages, pillows, food from a food stand, possums, bats, sunset. Right at the beach. Worth a visit.

Thank Suzanne-sims
Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

What a location, right next to the water and under the stars. You can see all the best movies and the newest art house films too. You gotta check this out if you come to Darwin Also each night there is a different top TA...More

Thank Puntonator
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