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Deckchair Opens for 2019

It’s back! The Deckchair Cinema has dusted off the chairs and worded-up the possums to prepare for an influx of movie lovers.

The season kicks off a week earlier than usual with If Beale Street Could Talk, the highly-acclaimed follow-up film from Barry Jenkins, after the success of Moonlight in 2016.

Deckie general manager James Parker says a particularly dry Wet season means they can sneak opening night in a week earlier than usual.

“When it’s not raining people don’t understand why we’re closed,” he says.

“We’re taking a bit of a risk (with the weather), but hopefully it goes well.” 

Parker says there are a lot of great films for the first program, but he’s eagerly awaiting Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse.

“It got the Oscar for best animated film - it’s just a groundbreaking new visual style,” he says.

“They rewrote the book on animation when making the this film.”

For die-hard Deckchair lovers who want to give back, there’s also a working bee to spruce up the venue before it opens.

Working Bee Sat 6 Apr, 3-5PM | Sun 7 Apr, 8-10am

Opening Night Wed 10 Apr | 7.30pm

If Beale Street Could Talk Wed 10 & Mon 22 Apr, 7.30pm | Sat 13 Apr, 9.30pm | $16 | $12 Conc | $10 Memb | $8 Child | $35 Fam |

Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse Mon 15 & Fri 26 Arp | 7.30pm | $16 | $12 Conc | $10 Memb | $8 Child | $35 Fam |


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