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The cinema
The cinema
David waits for the movie to start

Darwin Deckchair Cinema

Thursday, October 9, 2003
There's a new craze in cinema watching and this one takes us outdoors under the stars.

From April to November each year, the Top End has its dry season. This is the most popular time of year for visitors, with day temperatures ranging between 27-32ºC and night temperatures between 16-22ºC, which for most people is quite comfortable.

One of Darwin's attractions during that time is the Deckchair Cinema, which is on the city's waterfront.

There are around 200 deckchairs for patrons relax in on balmy evenings to enjoy a night at the flicks. Mostly Australian films are shown, with some exceptions.

A volunteer committee runs everything; it has been effectively in operation for nine years.

On Fridays there is a double screening and if you decide to stay for both films, there is a discount.

You can take your own refreshments with you and there is a licensed kiosk selling soft drinks, beer, cider and red and white wine.


Darwin, capital of the Northern Territory


Deckchair Cinema entry is $10 for adults and $6 for cardholders and children.
Please note prices are valid at time of filming.

More information

Deckchair Cinema
Kitchener Drive
Darwin, 0800
Ph: (08) 981 0700

Qantas: 13 13 13

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