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“A blast from the past”
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.
Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“A blast from the past”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Like turning back to the clock to a more romantic, relaxed and settled time. Relax in a deckchair and watch a movie. Drinks and nibblies available. A great experience.

Visited March 2013
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Darwin
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“Great dry season experience”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

In tropical Darwin, there are all too few outdoor events for the half of the year when it's most unlikely to rain and when evenings are balmy. This is the very best of them. A wide variety of movies, many of which you may never see in the large commercial cinemas. Others that may have been screened in such cinemas, but can be well worth a repeat viewing. The ambience is excellent, and lots of fun. For the older generation, the Deckchair Cinema will be reminiscent of drive-ins, but more comfortable and with an easier to view screen.

Visited August 2012
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Darwin, Australia
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“Novelty to view films outside”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Went with a friend to see a film. Nice to sit outside but chairs were a bit uncomfortable. It is novelty and was ok.

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Brescia, Italy
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

I went there twice even if it looked a little bit expensive (but there is a deal for two movies!).

Amazing experience to lie on a deckchair and watch Mel Gibson jumping the wall between USA and Mexico!

Staff is friendly and give you a pillow to be more confortable.
Shooting stars are included in the ticket!!!*****

GOTTA TRY IT!

Visited October 2012
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Darwin, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
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“Great night out”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

The deck chair cinema has a great feel to it and show some great movies that you wont find in the average cinema in Darwin. They supply all you will need such as insect repelent, pillows for your deck chair and you can purchase both alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks and also on some night great food. Well worth the entry fee

Visited December 2012
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