The Galileo Open Air Cinema Returns for the Summer Season

Words: Crush

Cape Town’s summer staple and much-loved outdoor movie experience, The Galileo Open Air Cinema, is back! Offering locals and visitors from near and far popular films screened under the stars at venues across Cape Town and the Winelands, The Galileo offers an excellent evening out for film buffs and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

Galileo Open Air Cinema

The well-known event, which runs from 31 October to the end of April 2018, will showcase a series of silver-screen classics as well as a variety of old-time favourites, such as Braveheart at Bloemendal Wine Estate, Bridesmaids at Kirstenbosch Gardens, and Beauty and The Beast at The Castle of Good Hope. There’s something for everyone!

Running Tuesday to Friday and on selected Saturdays and Sundays, The Galileo offers the perfect setting for a memorable evening with friends, a ridiculously romantic date, a birthday bash or an outing with the whole family – kids, grannies, grandpas, everyone is welcome.

Galileo Open Air Cinema

Doors open at 18h00 on weekdays, 17h00 on Saturdays and 1600pm on Sundays and the movie will start as soon as it’s dark. Arrive early, find your spot on the lawn and enjoy an evening of artisanal food and drinks, games, lively music and an overall great vibe.

Prefer to spend time relaxing with your significant other (or others)? No problem – The Galileo has added tasty picnic packs to their offering this year. Order in advance and collect your pack when you check-in – put your feet up and enjoy.

Galileo Open Air Cinema

Popular venues Kirstenbosch Gardens and the V&A Waterfront remain as weeknight hosts, with new spot on the block, Bloemendal Wine Estate in Durbanville, taking up the Tuesday night slot.

Friday nights work on rotation – moving between Meerendal Wine Estate, Fedisa Rooftop, Central Park in Century City, The Castle of Good Hope and The Alphen Boutique Hotel.

If getting out of the city (with a glass of vino in hand) sounds appealing, you can catch Saturday screenings at select wine estates in Paarl, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Somerset West. You’re spoilt for choice this year – we recommend that you visit them all.

Galileo Open Air Cinema

Ticket prices for the Galileo Open Air Cinema

Standard: R89 (entry only)
Warm: R97 (plus blanket)
Comfy: R105 (plus backrest)
Warm & Comfy: R110 (plus blanket and backrest)
VIP: R175 (Reserved premium seating, a drink, blanket, backrest, popcorn and sweets)
Snuggle: R320 per couple (blankets, chocolates, pillows, mattresses)

Special screenings – Halloween, Christmas Day and Easter: R150 (plus backrest, blanket, sweet treat, special decor and extra entertainment)
Valentine’s Day: R225 (plus backrest, blanket, welcome drink, chocolate, special decor and live music)

Check out the schedule for the Galileo Open Air Cinema 

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