Group Bookings

Deckchair Cinema is proud to be considered one of the most inspiring outdoor cinemas in Australia. It’s a ‘must do’ for locals and visitors alike offering great entertainment options for staff nights, casual networking, education/school or community groups, and post tour wind downs; these are just some of the ways you can enjoy the Deckchair Cinema.

The cinema is located on the edge of the beautiful Darwin Harbour. A perfect location for relaxing sunset drinks and nibbles prior to a movie. Gates open from 6:00 pm seven nights a week, giving patrons an hour to enjoy the scenery before taking a deckchair! The dry season skies are star-studded and the cooling sea breezes are a reminder of the great tropical lifestyle in the Top End.

Operated by the not-for-profit Darwin Film Society means we are a fully independent cinema and therefore program a diverse range of films including Australian, foreign, popular, family friendly or the occasional classic; there is something to please everyone!

What types of Group / Event Bookings does Deckchair offer?

We have a range of options available across school, tour and other group bookings and events depending on your size and needs, check out some options below:

  • Group bookings for groups larger than 50 people – more details below…
  • Private Lawn Functions – ideal for between 60-90 people, see more information on our Venue Hire options page
  • Exclusive Use Events for 200+ people, , see more information on our Venue Hire options page

With our fully licensed kiosk (strictly no BYO alcohol) and caterers nightly, we can coordinate a movie and dinner and/or drinks package. Please refer to our group booking options (below) and let us know your needs so we can arrange a package for you.


Group Booking Sizes / Options

Schools / community groups

We are able to take school group bookings for groups 50+ people.* So that we can quote a price according to your group’s size/needs, please advise the number of:

  1. Children (15 and under)
  2. Students (with a full time Australian student card)
  3. Adults in your group.

Groups less than 50 people

For bookings less than 50 people, please pre-purchase your tickets through our website (maximum 10 tickets per transaction)

Groups between 50-99

For groups greater than 50 people we are happy to coordinate a reserved seating area if needed; some groups like to select their own spot rather than being grouped together! There is no special pricing for groups of this size, however, we are also happy to look into movie, food and/or beverage packages if that suits your group’s needs.

Groups bookings with 100+

We can offer a discounted rate on movie tickets for groups over 100, so our full-priced tickets of $16 per adult ticket will be reduced to $12 per ticket.* Please email to discuss your group booking needs.

* For confirmed school group bookings of more than 50 people, and for group bookings over 100 people, we will endeavour to program a film (from the programmers’ selections) that is suitable to your audience.

To discuss your event please email us ensuring to include:
  • The size of your group/event
  • Breakdown of ticket types/ages in your group/at your event
  • What sort of movie would suit your group/event
  • What date you are planning to come
  • Any meal and/or drinks packages that you need.