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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 Top End must!

The 'Deckie' is an institution up in Darwin, and rightly so. Amazing atmosphere, screen, sound, a well stocked bar and pop up food which rotates. Film choice is excellent and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The 'Deckie' is an institution up in Darwin, and rightly so. Amazing atmosphere, screen, sound, a well stocked bar and pop up food which rotates. Film choice is excellent and there's always something worth seeing. It closes for the wet season (for obvious reasons) but April to November if you're in Darwin and you don't go here, then you screwed... More 

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Schwerin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

After you bought your ticket you can get nice food, good wine and you will see a nice sunset...beautiful...then the movie starts.... Absolutely a nice evening with an amazing surrounding!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great night out with reasonably priced tasty Japanese food for sale at the cinema. Great atmosphere , only $35 for family 4, deck chairs and cushions under the stars. Bats flying overhead and possums scurrying under the seats. Beautiful balmy night. Highly recommended - must do when visiting Darwin.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The deckchair cinema is definitely one of the most iconic Darwin experiences to have - the cinema is outdoors and as the name suggests you sit in deckchairs while you enjoy the film. The cinema shows a variety of international, local and blockbuster movies. I would recommend bringing a cushion, although they do provide some. It's good to get there... More 

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Armidale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

A great night out. The meal provided by Hanuman's was excellent. The film Goldstone was seen in a perfect setting. The venue provides mozzie repellant, cushions and cups for your drinks. This was my second visit and would certainly go again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We saw a typical Australian movie Goldstone. It was a great atmosphere with dinner by Hanuman beforehand. It is worth going for an enjoyable experience. Before the sun goes down there is a truly beautiful sunset.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

very nice, warm night sitting in the first row in a deckchair with cushions, sipping white wine and enjoying a movie - brilliant!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Must do when you are in Darwin. Watch a movie under the stars while having a drink and something to eat. You can buy food there or I usually get fish and chips on the way or bring a cheese and snack platter to enjoy with a glass of wine while watching movie. Great atmosphere. Cushions and mozzie spray available... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

A magnificent outdoor cinema in lush garden setting. The best place to watch a movie under the Darwin sky (during dry season!). Enjoy great food and selection of drinks before the movie, then relax in the deck chairs and watch the movie!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful experience sitting watching a movie under the star on a warm Darwin evening. You could hear the possums in the surrounding trees. The backdrop of the trees was very special. I'm a tree lover. It was a relaxed setting however the quality of the movie was exceptional. A very fun night with local friends

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