About Deckchair Cinema

General Information

Get ready for an unforgettable cinematic experience under the stars at Deckchair Cinema. Nestled on the edge of Darwin Harbour, our outdoor setting boasts panoramic sunset views over the harbour, framed by a lush tropical garden and remnant rainforest.

Deckchair Cinema is an unique outdoor cinema that offers an unparalleled movie experience. As an independent cinema operated by the Darwin Film Society, we take pride in showcasing an exclusive selection of films that are usually not available to local audiences.

Each night of the dry season, we showcase a diverse selection of films, ranging from beloved family favourites to captivating Australian and foreign flicks.

Satisfy your taste buds with our licensed kiosk serving snacks, wine, beer, soft drinks, and Deckchair merchandise. We've partnered with a fabulous array of local caterers, each boasting their own unique style and flair, to serve dinner each night of the week. Get ready to savor a fantastic selection of flavors and cuisines from around the world. Please note: while you're welcome to bring your own picnic, BYO alcohol is strictly prohibited.

Immerse yourself in the laid-back, relaxed atmosphere as you sink into one of our 250 deckchairs or 150 straight-backed seats. Comfy cushions are provided, but we recommend bringing your own for ultimate comfort on busy nights. When the skies are cloud-free, the stars twinkle overhead, creating a mesmerizing backdrop for the big screen.

Our box office and kiosk open at 5.45 pm, so you'll have plenty of time to soak up the ambiance before the movie starts. In the unlikely event of rain, rest assured that we will still proceed with the screening, unless it's a heavy downpour. Join us at Deckchair Cinema for an unforgettable night of movie magic under the stars!


Deckchair Cinema is located on Jervois Rd, accessible by road from the end of Kitchener Drive in the Darwin Waterfront precinct. Parking at the Deckchair is free after 5pm. There are two disabled parking spaces and bicycle racks are available on-site.
The Cinema is accessible via the stairs of the Damoe Ra Walkway from the Esplanade. This path is well lit before and after each screening.  Extra parking is available at the top of the stairs.
Please note, on busy nights the capacity of the Deckchair car park may be exceeded. We encourage you to use the Esplanade car park or at the new anchorage court car park. There is a free shuttle that runs from Darwin Waterfront to Deckchair Cinema.
Darwin Waterfront rangers patrol the Deckchair car park at night. Fines may be issued if cars are not parked in marked spaces, such as on the verge.

Contact us

Please get in touch if you have any questions. During the wet season the Deckchair Cinema office is attended part time, we'll do our best to get back to you as soon as possible, but there may be a short delay.
• Phone | 08 8941 4377
• Email | info@deckchaircinema.com
• Facebook | deckchaircinema
• Postal address | Deckchair Cinema, GPO Box 3008, Darwin, NT 0801