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Have you checked out Deckchair Cinema yet?

By Korgan Hucent

A much-loved favourite in Darwin, the Deckchair Cinema offers a unique and enjoyable experience to locals and visitors alike.  Established in 1994, Deckchair Cinema is owned and operated by the Darwin Film Society, and is a non-profit organisation.  Every night in the Dry Season, you can enjoy the film screened every evening, under the stars and with all of the creature comforts you come to love about the movies.

A bar with a wide selection of beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) as well as essential snacks is popular with movie goers, and due to the fact that it is an outdoor cinema, insect repellent is also available at the bar to keep those biting insects away!  Meals are also available for sale, so you can enjoy a delightful meal by the sea prior to the movie start!  You can also bring your own food if you choose.

Deckchair Cinema provides seating for up to 400 people, with 250 deckchairs and 150 additional chairs for those busy evenings.  As comfortable as the chairs may be, for those wanting more comfort, it is advised to bring a cushion or pillow, to make yourself feel right at home.

Community spirit is really important here in Darwin, and Deckchair Cinema gets behind various community initiatives.  Every Thursday night, the proceeds of the nightly screening and associated fundraising feed (barbeques are often the preferred option) go towards a worthwhile cause, including local schools and clubs.  On all other evenings, proceeds from the screening go towards other projects the Darwin Film Society supports, so you can enjoy your movie knowing that it’s all for a good cause!

Feel free to check out the incredible movie line up at Deckchair Cinema by visiting its website program page here at:

Movies screen every night, even if it happens to rain, and as the saying goes, “The show must go on” which it does, unless it’s absolutely pouring.  Highly unlikely though, given the predictability of our enjoyable Dry Season here in Darwin, so come out and enjoy the show!  You can discover more about Deckchair Cinema by visiting the website at:

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