Dining Deck Success – Thank You CBF!


It’s been a momentous year so far down at Deckchair.  Now that we’re at the halfway mark on the season, it’s a good time to say a big thank you to the Northern Territory’s Community Benefit Fund (CBF). Deckchair Cinema was successful on two grant applications in 2016 that helped make the dining decking such a success: a major grant of $93,262.00 to build the deck and a minor grant of $2,294.00 for tables and chairs.

The generous support from the CBF came through in early February, and with opening night on April 20th looming we had a tight time frame. Saunders Builders, who were already working on the building extensions, put in a heroic effort to get the deck in as well. Saunders Builders proved exceptional all round and we would recommend them without hesitation. Meanwhile the furniture all arrived flat packed and we spent a couple of hot afternoons with the bravest volunteers in the wet season heat building tables and chairs and applying varnish.

We’ve now had four months of happy diners enjoying a foodie-cinema experience, improved sunset views and smiles all round. The deck and the building extensions now merge seamlessly with the other parts of Deckchair cinema so well it’s hard to imagine it any other way.

Thank you to Northern Territory’s Community Benefit Fund and everyone else who was involved in bringing this together!

– The Deckchair Team


Sarah Mackie Photography

Sarah Mackie Photography