• Charlie’s Country Q&A

    Talk to director Rolf de Heer

    Celebrated director Rolf de Heer is heading back to the Top End for a Q&A following our first screening of his new film Charlie’s Country on Tuesday 19 August.

    De Heer and screen legend David Gulpilil deliver an Australian cinematic masterpiece on their third film collaboration following Ten Canoes (2006) and The Tracker (2002).

    Supported by Screen Territory and Screen Australia.

    Check out Program page for updates on other screenings.

  • 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!

  • Change to printed program

    Blue is the Warmest Colour

    Hotly reviewed French film Blue is the Warmest Colour (La Vie d’Adele) by director Abdellatif Kechiche is coming to Deckchair on Tuesday 22 July.

    Palme d’Or winner at Cannes Film Festival last year, this film is an extraordinary collaboration between director and two leading ladies who bring to life to Julie Maroh’s graphic novel about a young woman’s erotic and emotional awakening.

  • 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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Closed for Territory Day

To minimise the impact on your cinema experience due to the load and constant explosions happening across Darwin as fireworks go off for Territory...

Change to printed program 22 July

Due to an unforeseen cancellation of the Reel Health Film Festival which will no longer be screening in Darwin in 2014, we have organised a screening...

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Blue is the Warmest Colour (La Vie d'Adele)

(R18+) 179M
2013, Abdellatif Kechiche, France
22 Jul at Deckchair Cinema

The Double

(M) 93M
2014, Richard Ayoade, UK
23 Jul at Deckchair Cinema

The Lego Movie

(PG) 100M
2014, Phil Lord / Christopher Miller, USA
24 Jul at Deckchair Cinema

Italy – Love it or Leave it

(PG) 95M
2013, Gustav Hofer / Luca Ragazzi, Italy
25 Jul at Deckchair Cinema

All is Lost

(M) 106M
2013, J.C. Chandor, , USA
25 Jul at Deckchair Cinema

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