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Deckchair Cinema

Jervois Road | Darwin Waterfront Precinct, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8981 0700
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Relaxing cinema under the stars.

We had a great night out at Deckchair Cinema watching Boss Baby. Snacks, dinner and alcoholic and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NSW Australia
Why did it take us so long to go there?

Arrived early for dinner and wine. Relaxed. No pressure. Easy access. Fantastic location beside... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Darwin, 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
+61 8 8981 0700
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great night out at Deckchair Cinema watching Boss Baby. Snacks, dinner and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are all available for sale. The cinema provides mosquito repellent and one cushion per person for the deckchairs. If possible, purchase your tickets online and get...More

Thank kd2226
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived early for dinner and wine. Relaxed. No pressure. Easy access. Fantastic location beside the harbour. Show included live possum entertainment and bats flying overhead. Love love loved it. Will make sure we go again soon. We took our own pillow which was needed to...More

Thank MKHeffey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good night watching Boss Baby with the grandparents and kids. Don't forget to bring extra pillows or cushions if you sit in the old style seats as very uncomfortable. Don't rely on their pillows as only get 1 each and they run out. Don't forget...More

Thank DarwinGirl1973
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely evening here. Drinks on the deck then a tasty Indian meal followed by a movie in a beautiful setting. They have deckchairs and normal chairs so you can choose. The setting on the water is magic, and it's fun to see...More

Thank Robbie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The outdoor Deckchair Cinema in Darwin is a lovely place to visit, just a short walk from Mitchell Street too. Set in a lovely location with picturesque views, this place will not disappoint! Food well priced, drinks can be ordered both before and after the...More

Thank mdaintree
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best cinema experiences you will have - beautiful setting, engaging atmosphere. Guaranteed to make any movie great !

Thank epicureandreaming
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been for years... family up from south ..decided to make the most of our beautiful evenings. Booked on line but you can just buy at door . Do not take over the phone bookings. First in first served for deck chairs.. reserve them with...More

Thank sam63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely night out at the Deckchair cinema. Friendly staff, awesome sunset. Only thing I'd say is to take your on pillows and light blanket

1  Thank Craig H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a perfect activity to do on a balmy Darwin night We sat under the stars had a few beers are some popcorn and watched the movie It's first in best seats but the big screen and good sound system means that all seats are...More

Thank wcricky100
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Do it- definitely a night to remember Book online and save time. Take mozzie repellent. Great selection of films and incredible atmosphere. Smacks, drinks and meals available. Classic Darwin experience. Ideal for couples and families. Easy walking distance from CBD.

Thank DrSwazza
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