The Transitions Film Festival is coming back to Darwin in partnership with the Environment Centre NT!


    The Transitions Film Festival showcases groundbreaking documentaries about the social and technological innovations, revolutionary ideas and trailblazing changemakers that are leading the way to a better world.

    Click here for the full program of events and links to tickets.

  • 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).

  • Luxury Hotel

    Are you concerned about the proposed luxury hotel development next to Deckchair Cinema?


    We’ve encountered a significant amount of concern from DFS members and members of the general public regarding the prospect of a luxury hotel development next door to Deckchair Cinema, so we have come up with a variety of ways to communicate opposition to the idea. Click on the image to learn more…


  • DIFF Director declared

    The Darwin International Film Festival (DIFF) now has a Director: Darwin-born and bred filmmaker Tim Parish

    Since its inception in 2010, DIFF has successfully established itself as an annual festival for the arts calendar. DIFF is entering an exciting new period of growth, partly heralded with the appointment of its first ever DIFF Director.

    Click on the image to read the media release on Tim’s appointment!


Deckchair Cinema is Darwin’s premier outdoor cinema

Deckchair Cinema screens films 7 nights a week from 20 April – 20 November 2016. The box office is open nightly from 6:00pm, with films starting promptly at the advertised time.

Deckchair Cinema is operated by the not-for-profit Darwin Film Society. The DFS programs an eclectic mix of films, putting out four seven-week programs per year. Check out the current program.

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Meet the Director - Lisa Nicol (WIDE OPEN SKY)

DECKCHAIR CINEMA (DC): What inspired you to make WIDE OPEN SKY? LISA NICOL (LN): The original inspiration for WIDE OPEN SKY was to find a...

New Gate Time - 6pm

We're excited to announce that the gates are now open from 6 pm! Come down and make the most of the dining deck and the sunset before your...

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Now Showing

Transitions Film Festival - Polyfaces

(CTC) 92M
2015, Lisa Heenan, Isabella Doherty, Australia
29 Jun at Deckchair Cinema

The Jungle Book

(PG) 135M
2016, John Favreau, USA
30 Jun at Deckchair Cinema


(G) 101M
1986, Jim Henson, UK | USA
2 Jul at Deckchair Cinema

The Legend of Barney Thomson

(MA15+) 96M
2015, Robert Carlyle, UK | Canada
2 Jul at Deckchair Cinema


(CTC) 108M
2015, Radu Jude, Romania | Bulgaria | Czech Republic | France
3 Jul at Deckchair Cinema

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