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A highlight of our holiday

We saw “Breath” last night not only a perfect film for this venue but possibly the most memorable... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Deb C
Paynesville, Australia
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Best Outdoor Cinema in Australia

If you’re in Darwin and looking for an evening activity, do check out this cinema! It’s beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Melbourne, Victoria
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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 4 days 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 days 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

Thank noosadreaming
Reviewed 4 days ago

Terrific quaint outdoor cinema. Perfect during the dry season. Relatively affordable food and drink ........ compared to major city cinama prices along the East Coast. Possums stroll down the aisles looking for a treat (keep your goodies off the ground). Get there an hour prior...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Get there early to enjoy an amazing sunset and to get a chair and cushion - then just sit back and enjoy the views!

Thank Natasha P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Charming, unique venue. Suits Darwins perfect climate. Good movies on show. Old but interesting deck hairs with cushions provided. Can buy a meal or bring your own. Plenty of snacks, drinks. Separate area to eat whilst leaving cushion on seat to keep your spot. May...More

Thank teasea9
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Venue very peaceful, food average, few visitors once lights went down, but repellent was provided. Recommend taking either one big cushion/pillow as seats uncomfortable.

Thank mickhporter
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see Breath at the Deckchair Cinema last night Monday 9/7/18 a film that i saw reviewed a few weeks ago and it was given a good review. Simon Baker was featuring in this film and also directing so i thought i would see...More

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to go for a meal and a movie. Fantastic setting. If your staying in the city you can walk to it or park right next to it. Good food. A must do if your up here on holidays

Thank John N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a brilliant set up. Imagine a warm night sitting on deck chairs in front of a big screen with cushions available for added comfort. There’s a little bar that serves non & alcoholic beverages, tea / coffee and free water along with the usual...More

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Darwin isn’t a big city, so unless you go on tours out of the city it is easy to run out of things to do. DeckChair Cinema came to our rescue. It was handdown the most beautiful outdoor cinema experience I have had. Right by...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