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Deckchair Cinema

Jervois Road | Darwin Waterfront Precinct, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8981 0700
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Glorious calm

Great experience at this outdoor cinema. Food was excellent - home cooked chicken curry and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Angus S
Sydney, Australia
Great open air cinema!

If you visit darwin, you can't miss this cinema. Very cool location, friendly staff, great films... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wuppertal, Germany
via mobile
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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

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.

Thank Angus S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you visit darwin, you can't miss this cinema. Very cool location, friendly staff, great films. Loved it!

Thank ReneR56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here from recommendations from friends, we arrived early to secure a decent deckchair seat. We purchased our tickets online, really easy to do! They had a great selection of snacks and drinks. We opted to bring our own food. The sound and picture...More

Thank dannioh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The venue has plenty of parking and is right on the water surrounded by tropical plants and palm trees. It has a huge bright outdoor screen and you can choose to relax in a deck chair or an proper upright chair which are all in...More

Thank Roger L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a stunning facility. Great evening out. Balmy soft breezes superb sunset cold drinks from the bar nice meals available plus tea coffee and lovely cakes . Well done dee bee catering and Deckchair Cinema Arrived at gates opening time 6pm soaked up the...More

Thank carolyn g
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Magical atmosphere at The Deckchair Cinema. Unique location & vibe. Balmy late afternoon & evening breezes. Tropical palms, fairy lights, sunset over the water. Yummy fare, or simply take your own food/nibblies. Licensed bar & excellent friendly service. Cheeky possums & quirky birdlife. A truly...More

Thank Kim O
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I loved the Deckchair Cinema. It's not cheap, but it was worth the money. The atmosphere is great. It is an amazing experience to watch a movie under the star, right next to the ocean, surrounded by tropical plants. You can buy food and drinks,...More

Thank marillsie
Reviewed 11 September 2017

After a conference, I decided to go on a date for one, and check out the Deck Chair Cinema. I was super duper happy. The Hanuman restaurant provided food, the setting was gorgeous, and the movie was lovely.

Thank Shannon J
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Darwin is so full of surprises. And this is a real gem! The deck chair cinema is held in an amphitheater of tropical plants, close to the water front. It's just like a regular cinema, but better! You are under the stars, in the warmth...More

Thank Pauline S
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Interesting concept. Good selection of movies. You can purchase food and drinks. Also, they provide insect repellent. Watch out for the cute possum running around!

Thank Jennifer Y
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