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Deckchair Cinema

Jervois Road | Darwin Waterfront Precinct, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8981 0700
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Great night out

We went to see a double feature here. The night was lovely weather wise. You could see the stars... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
Mackay, Australia
I could move to Darwin just to take regular advantage of this

Near the waterfront and just down the hill from downtown. Free parking. Movies every nite during... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Ottawa, Canada
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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 30 November 2017

We went to see a double feature here. The night was lovely weather wise. You could see the stars and the moon came up over the movie screen. We had dinner here. There was a choice of 4 meals. All looked great. Had a lovely...More

Thank Crawfoes
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Near the waterfront and just down the hill from downtown. Free parking. Movies every nite during the Dry season. Dinner available and there's a bar. Almost magical. A must-do when in Darwin... at least once.

2  Thank Randy2620
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I associate going to the cinema with being fleeced at every opportunity. Well not at the Deckchair Cinema. These guys even let you bring your own food. Drinks must be paid for and even then prices are modest. Grab a chair near the fence to...More

1  Thank bladdamasta
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Top shelf experience! Good food, drinks and all round experience. The clientele are mature and friendly - Make sure you have a yak with someone before the movie

1  Thank JFTasmania
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We came many times this season. If it’s peak times, make sure you come early as seats get taken up quickly! Take a chance on a movie you’ve never heard of, you’ll be surprised.

1  Thank bolts100no
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Deckchair cinema is a great place to go to watch a movie in the great out door ambiance that Darwin enjoys. I will be definitely be back to see another movie with the kids

1  Thank blackboys2015
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Down by the water, with a breeze blowing, this is a great Darwin experience. A wide variety of films are shown and there is catering by a Darwin restaurant each night.You can watch the sunset over the harbour before enjoying the film. Excellent drink and...More

1  Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Most cities these days have an outdoor cinema & Darwin's is in a good central spot that's easy to get to & is set up nicely. Pity we didn't get a chance to try the food. An enjoyable way to spend an evening.

Thank Phil-Joel
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Rock up, order your dinner and a drink, then, settle back and watch the movie of the night. Movie can be, but doesn't have to be, great. Staff are great! Food and bev are good. It's the EXPERIENCE that matters . . . you are...More

1  Thank Deb O
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Great experience at this outdoor cinema. Food was excellent - home cooked chicken curry and vegetables the night I was there. Drinks reasonably priced. Some idiots talking through the movie, but I guess you can get that anywhere. I will return to this iconic venue.

1  Thank Angus S
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