10 years of summer movie magic at Galileo Open Air Cinema


CAPE TOWN’S favourite outdoor cinema welcomes movie goers back to The Galileo Open Air Cinema for a 10th season this summer, with more than 100 movie screenings set in some of most picturesque and exclusive locations across Cape Town and the Cape winelands.

Season 10 will begin on October 21, 2021 until April 24, 2022, showcasing a series of blockbuster hits, from family favourites to heart-warming romcoms, upbeat comedies, adored musicals and more, promising something for everyone. Experience the new Royale cinema picnic option, an exclusive screening available at alternating venues – Radisson Blu Waterfront and Beau Constantia Wine Estate – on the first Wednesday of each month, adding a touch of sophistication to your week.

Thursdays and Sundays are reserved for the much-loved, magnificent Kirstenbosch Gardens, The Galileo picnic venue loved by all. Fridays offer outdoor movie fans the chance to explore the city a little more, with rotating city venue favourites like Battery Park V&A Waterfront, Central Park in Century City and Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville.

Saturdays are for wine farms and this season, The Galileo will be hosted at a selection prestigious estates across Somerset West, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. See the movie schedule for more info and combine your Saturday plans with a favourite flick and a new farm to tick off the list.

The Galileo summer picnic series offers the perfect setting for a memorable evening with friends, a romantic date night, a fun birthday bash, team ‘end-of-year ‘party, as well as the ideal quality-time family outing. With strict Covid19 measures in place to ensure peace of mind, guests can return to The Galileo with confidence and enjoy a safe, unforgettable time with their loved ones.

Doors open at 6pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays and 5pm on Saturdays. The movie begins as soon as the sun sets. Arrive early, find your spot on the lawn and enjoy pre-movie al fresco dining while supporting local with various artisanal food offerings from the on-site vendors. More than just a movie experience, The Galileo Picnic offers an opportunity to soak up the balmy summer atmosphere with vibey music, beautiful views and more.

The Galileo Open Air Cinema’s summer movie schedule is now available. Visit the website to book your seat under the stars.

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Call 071 471 8728 (available until 8pm on show days) or email [email protected]


Standard: R109 (entry only)

Warm: R117 (plus blanket)

Comfy: R125 (plus backrest)

Warm & comfy: R130 (plus blanket and backrest)

VIP: R195 (Reserved premium seating, blanket, backrest, including drink, popcorn and chocolate)


Halloween October 31, 2021 – The Ring (Kirstenbosch),

Christmas December 25, 2021 – Home Alone (Kirstenbosch)

Boxing Day December 26, 2021 – Elf (Kirstenbosch)

Valentine’s Day February 14, 2022 (Nooitgedacht Wine Estate)

Easter April 17, 2022 (Meerendal Wine Estate)

  • Please note: The Galileo movies and venues are subject to change due to inclement weather and/or Covid regulations.
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