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Deckchair Cinema

Jervois Road | Darwin Waterfront Precinct, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8981 0700
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What an awesome way to watch movies.... laid back in my deckchair on a beautiful balmy evening with... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
JazzyPerth
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Perth, Australia
Beautiful way to watch movies

We spent the evening with friends at the Deck Chair with a light meal and drinks before settling in... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Rich T
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Sydney, 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
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

What an awesome way to watch movies.... laid back in my deckchair on a beautiful balmy evening with caramel popcorn and a chilled wine. This is a fabulous set up with bar and food. They even supplied cushions for free. Funniest thing was the ring...More

1  Thank JazzyPerth
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We spent the evening with friends at the Deck Chair with a light meal and drinks before settling in for the evenings entertainment. The cinema is right on the water, with the screen surrounded by a canope of trees which gives it a great atmosphere....More

1  Thank Rich T
DeckchairManager, Manager at Deckchair Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you for your kind words Rich! So glad you enjoyed your experience! Hopefully you weren't too disturbed by the noises. Most nights (especially weeknights) are actually very quiet as we are tucked away from most buildings with the nearest buildings being office blocks or...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

What a night! The whole set up is just unreal. Comfy chairs, cushions, food, popcorn and beers. You're in a prime spot to see a killer sunset and chuck a movie on top of that and you've got a night to remember! Thanks Deckchair, love...More

1  Thank Ally_g04
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Deckchair outdoor cinemas. Possums the best after the food. Great vibes and people. Thankyou for another great night

Thank Shannon D
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Just a wonderful evening, the deckchairs are fairly comfortable and they supply cushions as well. Lovely atomosphere, free insect repellant. Great selection of snacks and drinks. Must go for the meal next time.

Thank Wanderer38
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Leisurely stroll down-hill at the Waterfront end of the Esplanade. Walk there and catch cab back if you are not fit. Very dark and lots of steps to climb on way back to Esplanade. Kitschy striped canvas chairs are on offer so relive your childhood...More

Thank Pauleen M
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Best to book a ticket in advance there is usually quite full. Great food and drinks. A nice variety of movies. But bring mosquito repellent...

Thank Helena T
DeckchairManager, Manager at Deckchair Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, Helena! Just a note that we do provide complimentary insect repellent. Mozzies aren't so bad either in our particular area, sometimes we get sandflies! But we have free insect repellent in case you forget yours :)

Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

The deck chair cinema is a throwback to the days when Darwins Cinemas were all open air, providing patrons with natural air conditioning in the balmy dry season evenings and a chance to throw the dice on the rain on those stuffier wet season evenings....More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The choice of movies is so good. Sitting outside, stars etc really pleasant and different way to see films. Some of the films offered are quite obscure, lots of variation available, but always good. There are family movies offered also, for a night out for...More

Thank Tasma D
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you enjoy a good film under the stars in a relaxed atmosphere by the sea then the Deckchair Cinema is the place for your. You can have dinner, a drink and relax as the sun sets in the west then WOW! the screen lights...More

Thank janineg177
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