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Deckchair Cinema

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Address: Jervois Road | Darwin Waterfront Precinct, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 8 8981 0700
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18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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The Deckchair Cinema is THE outdoor cinema on Darwin's Waterfront.

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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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a must for a dry season night out

The Deckchair Cinema is an experience not to be missed. An ideal setting, near the water, amongst tropical trees, a fabulous ambiance with nice food and drink available..& not to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Caroline S
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Darwin, Australia
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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Deckchair Cinema is an experience not to be missed. An ideal setting, near the water, amongst tropical trees, a fabulous ambiance with nice food and drink available..& not to forget about the great variety of movies, including festival movies, they offer.

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Thank Caroline S
Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a Darwin icon and must do - not many of these left so experience a great night under the stars. Movie selection is usually very good and the drinks and eats go down exceptionally well with a cool dry season breeze.

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Thank KJDarwin
Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great night we took pillows food and drinks don't forget the repellent. There is a shop to buy snacks and drinks also food. Would recommend

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Thank rsajd5
Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Every night is great at the Deckchair. Check the guide for a movie you like and be there by 6:30 pm for a lovely dinner and a glass of wine. There is a deck overlooking the harbour to eat in comfort, then take your glass to your chair to enjoy the film.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Looking for something different to do in the dry season, check out the Deckchair cinema. Fantastic food, bar and scenery while you watch a huge variety of films from Australia and the rest of the world. As Molly would say "Do yourself a favour".

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Thank Darren M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

A Northern Territory experience which should not be missed, get there early, have a meal and a drink and watch the sun set over Darwin Harbour. Watching a movie under the stars is very special, but apply mozzie repellent in copious quantities (supplied) and stay clear of the resident possums who are always looking for a feed.

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Thank Francis V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful outdoor cinema on the waterfront Arrive at 6:30 to watch the sunset over a cold beer and some great hot food, then watch a movie under the stars in a deckchair The best thing we saw or did in Darwin my a mile

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Thank Jon P
Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Went to the movies, loved the amazing view of the Darwin harbour, where else in the world can you do this

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Arrive before sunset and enjoy some yummy food and a cold beer on the amazing deck with sublime sunset views. Follow this with a quality cinematic experience from your reclined deckchair, with cheeky possums patrolling the aisles. I try to get there as often as possible.

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Thank Lisa W
Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is my favourite thing to do in Darwin. It doesn't really matter whats showing, its just a great night out. Yummy food, a cool bevie (licenced), plenty of vibes and a sunset over the water before the flick. Then theres the stars and the wildlife watching the movie with you. Always an interesting selection of films too. Bliss.

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