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The film hardly matters but we saw the wonderful Tea with the Dames. Funny and moving tribute to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Whilst in Darwin catching up with relatives and friends, both recommended the Deckchair Cinema. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wantirna, 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...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The film hardly matters but we saw the wonderful Tea with the Dames. Funny and moving tribute to screen legends. Food was made with love, great selection of drinks (Coopers Ale and SA wines) and nice snacks of tasty popcorn. The setting is amazing with...More

Thank Caroler55
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst in Darwin catching up with relatives and friends, both recommended the Deckchair Cinema. We checked out the list of movies and must admit, there weren't many that we were really interested in seeing. So we decided to attended on Sunday night (5th Aug, 2018)...More

Thank wang54
Reviewed 1 week ago

I watched this movie, We Are Family Now being produced and acted by the Darwinites and shown at our local Deckchair Cinema to full house! You will find this fabulous outdoor cinema below the southern end of the Esplanade. Watch a movie under the stars...More

Thank Joy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, Darwin’s Deck Chair Cinema is a must do. Making the most of the Territory’s magnificent Dry Season weather, the DCC experience is truly special. Nestled amongst the palms on the shores of the Arafura sea, taking in a...More

Thank Robyn C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely evening at the Deckchair Cinema. It was quite popular although not full when we attended. The complimentary use of a pillow was also appreciated. There were a few tables up the back you could sit at if eating or with a group...More

Thank Kerry H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Deckchair Cinema is a unique cinema due to its location and atmosphere. Fans of the cinema include many movie makers and actors who often attend screenings and offer insight into the movies with regular Q&A sessions after the movies. Even if you don't get...More

Thank Nitroping
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From 6 pm, this open air Cinema alongside the Darwin Harbour, opens for meals, before the film begins at 7.30 pm (there is also a later session some nights). The meals are catered for by different groups on different nights. We enjoyed ours on a...More

Thank Beth H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the highlights of our Top End visit. Perhaps head down there early to reserve some seats, German style 😀 daily food options... which was excellent Indian the night we visited.

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw “Breath” last night not only a perfect film for this venue but possibly the most memorable cinema experience of my life (and only $10!!) - great film, friendly locals, warm night, cold beer, comfy deckchair, no mozzies - do not miss this if...More

Thank Deb C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you’re in Darwin and looking for an evening activity, do check out this cinema! It’s beautiful location means you can watch the sun set over the sea while waiting for the feature to begin. Get in early to get yourself a comfortable cushion, or...More

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4 March 2018|
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Response from Pauline S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Linder. I’m a traveler like you, so I can’t really answer your question. I would google the deck chair cinema to find out if it is open, although I’m guessing it won’t be. It is the wet season in Darwin, with torrential... More