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Deckchair Cinema

Jervois Road | Darwin Waterfront Precinct, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8981 0700
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Cinema Under The Stars

Magical atmosphere at The Deckchair Cinema. Unique location & vibe. Balmy late afternoon & evening... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kim O
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Great atmosphere

I loved the Deckchair Cinema. It's not cheap, but it was worth the money. The atmosphere is great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Parkes, Australia
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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 1 week ago

Magical atmosphere at The Deckchair Cinema. Unique location & vibe. Balmy late afternoon & evening breezes. Tropical palms, fairy lights, sunset over the water. Yummy fare, or simply take your own food/nibblies. Licensed bar & excellent friendly service. Cheeky possums & quirky birdlife. A truly...More

Thank Kim O
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the Deckchair Cinema. It's not cheap, but it was worth the money. The atmosphere is great. It is an amazing experience to watch a movie under the star, right next to the ocean, surrounded by tropical plants. You can buy food and drinks,...More

Thank marillsie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a conference, I decided to go on a date for one, and check out the Deck Chair Cinema. I was super duper happy. The Hanuman restaurant provided food, the setting was gorgeous, and the movie was lovely.

Thank Shannon J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Darwin is so full of surprises. And this is a real gem! The deck chair cinema is held in an amphitheater of tropical plants, close to the water front. It's just like a regular cinema, but better! You are under the stars, in the warmth...More

Thank Pauline S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting concept. Good selection of movies. You can purchase food and drinks. Also, they provide insect repellent. Watch out for the cute possum running around!

Thank Jennifer Y
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

A great night, the film was excellent, although swatting in the deck chairs was not at all comfortable Meal was average "Buffalo Rogan Josh or spicy vegetable curry.

Thank Mineclearer
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We loved Darwin's Deckchair Cinema. Part of the joy was not knowing what a treat we were in for... Buy a ticket... Grab a cushion to reserve your seats (please note the seat cushion etiquette)... Buy your delicious dinner (we had buffalo rogan josh or...More

2  Thank LeethalLeeM
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We had a great night out at Deckchair Cinema watching Boss Baby. Snacks, dinner and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are all available for sale. The cinema provides mosquito repellent and one cushion per person for the deckchairs. If possible, purchase your tickets online and get...More

2  Thank kd2226
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Arrived early for dinner and wine. Relaxed. No pressure. Easy access. Fantastic location beside the harbour. Show included live possum entertainment and bats flying overhead. Love love loved it. Will make sure we go again soon. We took our own pillow which was needed to...More

1  Thank MKHeffey
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Good night watching Boss Baby with the grandparents and kids. Don't forget to bring extra pillows or cushions if you sit in the old style seats as very uncomfortable. Don't rely on their pillows as only get 1 each and they run out. Don't forget...More

1  Thank DarwinGirl1973
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