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Deckchair Cinema

Jervois Road | Darwin Waterfront Precinct, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8981 0700
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Love the Deckchair. Had never heard of it before moving here and have been many times since! Great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tsv S
via mobile
Relaxing atmosphere for a movie

Arrived just before 6pm on a Friday and got tickets for three. Cost $16 per adult. There was a food... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, 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 via mobile

Love the Deckchair. Had never heard of it before moving here and have been many times since! Great value! A truly awesome venue.

Thank Tsv S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived just before 6pm on a Friday and got tickets for three. Cost $16 per adult. There was a food stand for dinner at a reasonable cost and a bar too. Tables to eat if required, But we grabbed food and wine, a cushion each,...More

Thank Stupendous82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I saw a movie at the Deckchair Cinema recently and really enjoyed the experience. The location is easy to find and the setting is lovely. We even had a bite to eat which was quite tasty. Highly recommended!

Thank ContentedTraveller51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

...with the evening sky and stars above, the sound of the ocean and birds in the background (no conflict with the movie sound). Staff were fantastic. Double feature on Friday & Saturdays are a great deal. The insect repellent provided is superb! Cushions available but...More

Thank LiveYourYBR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best experiences in Darwin. Open during the Dry season, April till November. Old fashioned deckchairs, or upright plastic chairs if you prefer, and cushions are provided. The practice is that if a seat has a cushion on it, it's taken. So you...More

Thank Barraman46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived just after the place opened to find all the pillows already taken. The seats are really uncomfortable without a pillow so bring your own or get there on opening. The local possums gave a few people a fright in the dark and are rather...More

Thank mgrocks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Outdoor theater with great food, bar and free insect repellent Great seats and great films too! What could be better?

Thank Ilogjr
Reviewed 21 May 2017

What fun! Arrive early, reserve your deck chair with a cushion (provided), buy some on-site yummy food and alcohol, sit at a table and enjoy your meal before reclining in a deck chair under the stars to watch a good quality film - all under...More

Thank Deborah W
Reviewed 15 May 2017

A cinema sellout to inconvenience and disappoint when drive long distances to have this experience on a double special occasion. Got there early still couldn't find a park then found out the reason why - no more tickets available !!! Will stick to the indoor...More

1  Thank Janice B
DeckchairManager, Manager at Deckchair Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Hello Janice B, so sorry to hear you missed out! We do try to let everyone know when ticket sales are picking up through Facebook and our eNews, and recommend people to buy online to avoid disappointment in case a film sells out. In future...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017

Very nice facility and fun atmosphere! I watched movies twice here in three days of my holiday. The deckchair cinema is easily accessible on foot from the CBD. You can just sit in a deckchair, or sit on cushions. There is food and drink to...More

1  Thank Scotcharlie
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