THE team behind Cape Town’s pioneer outdoor cinema has reinvented and reimagined its cinematic offering to entertain the Mother City in 2020, presenting three concepts for its ninth consecutive season, namely The Galileo Royale, The Galileo Picnic and The Galileo Drive In.
The Galileo Royale screenings take place every Wednesday, at exquisite venues including Suikerbossie in Hout Bay, Casa Labia in Muizenberg, Steenberg in Tokai and Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront in Granger Bay.
For this VIP movie experience, seats and side tables will be laid out on the lawns for guests to pick their spot, where they will be treated to a complimentary appetiser and welcome drink to toast a gorgeous sunset and a magical evening. A live music performance will set the tone and serenade movie-goers as they peruse the menu for a bite to eat. Complimentary popcorn will accompany guests as they get ready to watch their favourite stars on the big outdoor screen.
This affair will cater for a limited number of guests for each screening, so pre-booking is essential. Tickets are R290 per person.
November 4: Grease | Suikerbossie, Hout Bay
November 11: Bohemian Rhapsody | Casa Labia, Muizenberg
November 18: Eat Pray Love | Steenberg Estate, Tokai
November 25: About Time | Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Granger Bay
December 2: Pretty Woman | Suikerbossie, Hout Bay
December 9: The Great Gatsby | Casa Labia, Muizenberg
December 16: Dirty Dancing | Steenberg Estate, Tokai
December 23: Four Christmases | Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Granger Bay
December 30: Notting Hill | Venue TBC
The Galileo Picnic provides the classic and cherished Galileo experience, with a local artisanal market, giant lawn games and social picnic before the start of the movie at sunset. On Thursdays and Sundays, you can find the outdoor cinema set-up at Kirstenbosch Gardens, with breathtaking views from the foot of Table Mountain and an enchanting garden experience.
Saturdays will be at a selection of prestigious wine estates in Somerset-West, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. Make a day of it and enjoy wine-tasting in the vineyards before snuggling up to a movie under a canopy of stars.
Doors open at 6pm on Thursdays and Sundays, and 5pm on Saturdays. Enjoy a sunset picnic or giant lawn games on the grass before the movie begins. The aromas from the mini-market of delicious artisanal food options on location will have your taste buds tickled and ready to dive in to pizzas, wraps, nachos and more.
November 5: La La Land | Kirstenbosch Gardens
November 7: The Notebook | Warwick Wine Estate
November 8: 50 First Dates | Kirstenbosch Gardens
November 12: Into The Wild | Kirstenbosch Gardens
November 14: A Star Is Born | Lourensford Wine Estate
15 November 15: Under The Tuscan Sun | Kirstenbosch Gardens
19 November 19: The Rocky Horror Picture Show | Kirstenbosch Gardens
21 November 21: Dirty Dancing | Boschendal Wine Estate
22 November 22: Life of Pi | Kirstenbosch Gardens
26 November 26: Yesterday | Kirstenbosch Gardens
28 November 28: Mamma Mia! | Nederburg Wine Farm
29 November 29: The Proposal | Kirstenbosch Gardens
03 December 3: Avengers Endgame | Kirstenbosch Gardens
05 December 5: The Greatest Showman | Warwick Wine Estate
06 December 6: Cool Runnings | Kirstenbosch Gardens
10 December 10: Wavescape Film Festival | Kirstenbosch Gardens
12 December 12: Me Before You | Lourensford Wine Estate
13 December 13: Bohemian Rhapsody | Kirstenbosch Gardens
17 December 17: The Holiday | Kirstenbosch Gardens
19 December 19: Love Actually | Boschendal Wine Estate
20 December 20: Serendipity | Kirstenbosch Gardens
24 December 24: Jingle All The Way | Kirstenbosch Gardens
26 December 26: Grease | Spier Wine Farm
27 December 27: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again | Kirstenbosch Gardens
Standard Ticket: R109 (entry only)
Warm Ticket: R117 (entry & blanket)
Comfy Ticket: R125 (entry & backrest)
Warm & Comfy Ticket: R130 (entry, blanket & backrest)
The Galileo Drive In will form part of The Galileo’s schedule every Friday, as the need for a Covid-friendly option has been appreciated by movie-goers across the Cape. With a range of family-friendly favourites lined-up, you can park backwards and cuddle up with your loved ones and pillows and blankets in the boot. Pre-order a selection of goodies with your tickets or bring along your favourite snacks for a nostalgic night out.
What was meant to be a temporary offering has now permanently secured its spot on the upcoming summer schedule. Every Friday from November, The Galileo Drive In will wow audiences across the city – from Constantia to Rondebosch – with an amazing line-up of family-friendly films and leafy, picturesque views to form the backdrop to an unforgettable cinematic experience.
Delicious pizzas, popcorn and other movie-worthy snacks are available to pre-order with your tickets and conveniently available for collection as you drive into the venue – no need to even step out your vehicle. Window washing and pre-planned parking are just some of the small touches that will ensure fantastic viewing for all attending. Audio is transmitted via radio frequency and can be picked up through your car tuner or portable radio, which you can also rent on location.
06 November 6: The Lion King | The Cape Academy, Constantia
13 November 13: Beauty And The Beast | Vredenhof Sports Fields, Rondebosch
20 November 20: Mrs. Doubtfire | The Cape Academy, Constantia
27 November 27: Aladdin | Vredenhof Sports Fields, Rondebosch
04 December 4: Wavescape Film Festival | The Cape Academy, Constantia
11 December 11: Moana | Vredenhof Sports Fields, Rondebosch
18 December 18: The Princess Bride | The Cape Academy, Constantia
2 Person Car: R250
3 Person Car: R330
4 Person Car: R390
5 Person Car: R430
6 Person Car: R450