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“watch out for the sandflies”
Review of Deckchair Cinema

Deckchair Cinema
Ranked #1 of 15 Fun & Games in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“watch out for the sandflies”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

I left this place after being eaten alive by the sandflies, of which I am highly allergic. So go prepared as it is such a lovely location on the waters edge in the lush garden.

Visited December 2012
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Darwin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Almost like the old drive in cinema”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

Out in the open air. Buy a wine or beer at the bar and relax and watch a great movie or two. Reminds me of the Darwin Drive in theatre in the 70's.

Visited June 2012
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Perth, Australia
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“Great experience!”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

Coming from the UK, i love the fact you can see a movie outside! The deckchairs are comfy, and they supply cushions. They also supply mozzie spray!

Visited December 2012
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Thank Beth B
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melbourne
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“best place in darwin”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

Havent been in sooooooo long but its definatly darwins best hidden gem :) great wine deals to and the food nights are excellent

Visited June 2012
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Darwin, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A Real Novelty”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

This cinema is now closed for the wet season but will definitely go back next year now we are living in Darwin. The deckchairs are extremely uncomfortable but did we end up with a sore back - no we did not. The setting is amazing but the wine list is terrible and you can't take your on which is fair enough. Thought the food on the Asian night was overpriced but ate before we went on the last night. The people behind the ticket & bar are excellent.

Visited November 2012
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