Galileo Open Air Cinema is back with summer movie magic


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

For more information, call 071 471 8728, email [email protected] or click here.

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