Deckchair Cinema

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Darwin Region Entertainment

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Open Hours: Gates 5.45pm for the 7pm screening, or 15 minutes before the late session.


Spend an evening under the stars at Darwin's premier outdoor cinema, the Deckchair Cinema.

We're an award winning outdoor cinema on the edge of Darwin’s Harbour open 7 nights a week from mid-April to mid-November.

Come down early and enjoy a refreshing beverage from our fully licensed kiosk (no BYO) or feast your taste buds on a hot meal. Gates open nightly at 5.45pm so you can enjoy a tropical sunset before the 7.00pm screening. Gates open 15 minutes before the late screening on Friday and Saturday nights

For details on the program of films including rating, length and bio see our print program or visit our website

We are easily accessible via a well-lit, picturesque walkway from the City (via The Esplanade-Damoe Ra Walkway) or the Waterfront Precinct, and there is plenty of parking and bike racks available on site.

The Deckchair Cinema is operated by the Darwin Film Society, established in 1954, to give Darwin audiences access to movies that would otherwise go unseen on the big screen. Being Darwin's only independent cinema our program is a diverse range of Australian, popular, family, foreign and classic films.

The Darwin Film Society also operate Flix in the Wet (Sunday afternoons, January through March) and the Darwin International Film Festival (annually in September).

Please note, Sunday night movies are fundraiser nights where all ticket proceeds go to the community group organising the event.

Map & Directions

Jervois Road, Darwin, NT 0801


We are located at the end of Jervois Road.

- Continue from the Waterfront along Kitchener Drive
- Take the second right (after Hughes Avenue) onto Jervois Road
- Park in the carpark and join us inside!

You can take the same route as above, or you can walk from The Esplanade down the Damoe-Ra Walkway / stairs. Continue along the path until it opens up and you will see the Deckchair Cinema!


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Cancellation Policy

Please contact the office on 08 8941 4377 during normal business hours and we can exchange or transfer your tickets. Please note tickets for fundraisers special events or for films starting in less than 24 hours cannot be refunded or exchanged.

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