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Deckchair Cinema

Closed Now: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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What a great little place to watch a movie with the ocean only metres away. Grab dinner and a beer... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nigel C
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Oh the Ambience

Fabulous setting, great movies, great entertainment and great catering. It's a beautiful place to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephanie S
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“dry season”(61 reviews)
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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Jervois Road | Darwin Waterfront Precinct, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8981 0700
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great little place to watch a movie with the ocean only metres away. Grab dinner and a beer al fresco before the movie here too. A great experience and ‘must do’ whilst in Darwin.

Thank Nigel C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous setting, great movies, great entertainment and great catering. It's a beautiful place to watch the sun go down before settling in to a movie.

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I weren't sure what do to with our last night in Darwin, we stumbled upon the Deckchair Cinema. Free entry for the movie they were playing, and food available. Watching a movie from under the stars was amazing!

Thank A C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service from the staff was amazing, excellent seating and the meal I had (Butter chicken I’m pretty sure) was pretty good. The seating and decor is ambient and overall a pretty cool experience.

Thank RyanYell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my time at Deckchair cinema! :) If you come at 6.30pm you can see the wonderful sunset while sitting near the beach and have a ginger beer or something and something to eat as well. The films are not like the mainstream,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived about 45 min before the performance. The foid stall was really popular so do go early to get maximum choice of food. There were nearby tables to eat on. There is a bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. There was a great...More

Thank Judy F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go anytime for excellent films and tropical 🌴 atmosphere cinema . under the stars 🌟. Whenever I come to Darwin it is a highlight . Food and friendly locals .

Thank Dianne S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful outlook over the water and colour changing sky with the sunset. Well priced and although not a lot of choice of food, each night has a different cultural dish and there is a kiosk. BYO alcohol or buy at the venue. Free cushions or...More

Thank Offcuts
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We had a brilliant night at the deckchair cinema. Lovely ambiance, excellent film. This was definitely one of the highlights of our 5 days in Darwin. Just make sure you don't leave any food at your feet - the possums will be quick to find...More

Thank Luke G
Reviewed 26 August 2018

The Sunset Cinema is not to be missed A sudden decision to fill in time before a 2am flight turned into a wonderful event. A balmy evening under a full moon with comfy deck chairs with some fabulous Lebanese food and good range of beer...More

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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