• Gates opening 6pm

    Wed 17 – Wed 24 September

    We are opening early during the Darwin International Film Festival from 17-24 September

    With live entertainment before each film, extra foodie treats from Ken’s Crepes, My Sweet Little Vintage and DeeBee Catering AND our own lawn bar what better way to spend an afternoon!?

    Beat the crowds and come down early, we can’t wait to see you!

  • Music Line Up for DIFF

    MORE than just the movies, Deckchair Cinema is presenting live music and bar from 6pm over the next 7 nights for the Darwin International Film Festival. Come for an after work ale and our Festival chill zone before the movies.

    Thurs 18 Sept – Pole Top Rescue, before Nick Cave doco 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH, and LOCKE
    Fri 19 Sept – Ill Starred Captain before FELL with director Q&A, and WE ARE THE BEST!
    Sat 20 Sept – Robbie Mills Collective before Argentian film THIRD SIDE OF THE RIVER, and HUMAN CAPITAL

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  • Flix in the Tropics

    Our history book for sale

    The past 50 years of the Darwin Film Society are now in print!

    Our colourful and insightful book Flix in the Tropics was launched at Deckchair’s 20th birthday on 1 June.

    Get yours at Deckchair Cinema for only $20, great gift idea and you can purchase copies online too. Full of film factoids and fascinating stories from our past including our focus on Australian films, projection through the years and Deckchair to the aid of the New Zealand army!

  • DIFF 2014

    17-24 September

    The best in international films, special guests and workshops is heading to Deckchair Cinema (and a day of workshops at Brownsmart) from 17-24 September for the Darwin International Film Festival 2014.

    This year is a jam packed program, and a specially curated mix of comedy, documentary, drama, foreign language and Indigenous films and premieres from Australia and the globe.

    Gates open nightly at 6pm during the Festival. Check the DIFF website for the movies!

  • 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).

  • Dinner tonight…

    A picture says a 1,000 words right? Or in this case it says 20 words and 1 number. So we’ll say it again:

    Saturday- Incredible India
    Sunday-Trina’s Catering
    Monday-Incredible India
    Tuesday-Trina’s Catering
    Thursday-Fundraiser catering
    Dinner available nightly from 6.30pm until 7.30pm.


Deckchair Cinema is Darwin’s first and premier outdoor cinema

We’re open from 6.30pm nightly from now until Sunday 16 November

Food and drinks are available every night before the movies (we are a fully licensed venue so you cannot bring your own alcohol), so you can enjoy an evening of food and film in our open air cinema under the stars.

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Third Side of the River @ DIFF

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