Join us on the swanky new deck for Cafe Cinema after THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT on Tuesday May 3.

    Share your thoughts on Jaco Van Dormael’s feature with your fellow filmies and grab some free cake and coffee. Our resident film buff and programming committee legend Morgan Rickard will be there to get the ball rolling.


    The first members free screening is coming up!

    THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT on Tuesday May 3 will be free for members – just turn up with your membership card on the night for your film fix.

    Then share your thoughts with fellow filmies at cafe cinema on the swanky new deck.


  • SKIP the QUEUE!

    Buy your ticket online to skip any waiting queue on the right aisle.

    You’ll saunter down to the Box Office on the left aisle where our staff will scan your bar/QRcode, or enter your booking number, and you go straight in!

    No waiting around. So you can enjoy the  sunset sooner, a drink or some food, and of course reserve your seat for the movie.

    Don’t wait, book online now (same price as Box Office ticket).

  • Luxury Hotel

    Are you concerned about the proposed luxury hotel development next to Deckchair Cinema?


    We’ve encountered a significant amount of concern from DFS members and members of the general public regarding the prospect of a luxury hotel development next door to Deckchair Cinema, so we have come up with a variety of ways to communicate opposition to the idea. Click on the image to learn more…


  • DIFF Director declared

    The Darwin International Film Festival (DIFF) now has a Director: Darwin-born and bred filmmaker Tim Parish

    Since its inception in 2010, DIFF has successfully established itself as an annual festival for the arts calendar. DIFF is entering an exciting new period of growth, partly heralded with the appointment of its first ever DIFF Director.

    Click on the image to read the media release on Tim’s appointment!


Deckchair Cinema is Darwin’s premier outdoor cinema

Deckchair Cinema screens films 7 nights a week from 20 April – 20 November 2016. The box office is open nightly from 6:30pm, with films starting promptly at the advertised time.

Deckchair Cinema is operated by the not-for-profit Darwin Film Society. The DFS programs an eclectic mix of films, putting out four seven-week programs per year. Check out the current program here.

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The Brand New Testament

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2015, Jaco Van Dormael, Belgium/France/Luxembourg
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