Treat your sweetheart to an unforgettable evening of movie magic


GET ready to swoon over The Galileo Open Air Cinema, in proud association with Santam, as they bring a world-class outdoor movie experience to both the mother city and the magnificent winelands for Valentine’s week.

The exquisite Nooitgedacht Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, with its rolling vineyards, mountain vistas and expansive lawns, shaded by century-old oak trees, provides the perfect backdrop to your Valentine’s plans with the screening of romantic comedy-drama Marry Me, starring Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson is bound to bring out the romantic in you.

Arrive early, as the gates open at 5pm and after toasting to the evening with your complimentary cocktail from Lyre’s non-alcoholic spirits and a handmade Belgian chocolate from Geldhof Chocolatier, grab a selection of delicious goodies from the artisanal mini-market on-site and enjoy them picnic style on the perfectly manicured lawn. To add to the Valentine’s festivities you’ll be able to enjoy a pre-show serenade by Ezra, featuring live acoustic jazz, pop, reggae, R&B, blues and rock.

If you’re unable to get to the winelands or celebrate on the actual day, fear not; The Galileo Open Air Cinema has catered for all with a week-long celebration of all things heart-themed and delightfully sentimental. Weekly movie magic at everyone’s favourite venue, Kirstenbosch Garden, aims to please with the ultimate feel-good classics, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Pretty Woman and Four Weddings And A Funeral.

Musical fans are in for a treat with Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again set to get feet tapping at the Vredenheim Hudson’s in Stellenbosch.

Those searching for even more brownie points will be able to further spoil loved ones with the ultimate thoughtful touch, a special note displayed on the big screen. Book your tickets then fill in the form by Monday, 6 February 2023 here. Finally and in the true spirit of Valentine’s and spreading the love far and wide, this season your ticket can contribute to bettering the lives of others through a R5 contribution to the incredible cause StreetSmart – optional of course but encouraged and sincerely appreciated.

Whether you’re trying to impress a new crush, or show appreciation to your long-term partner, The Galileo Valentine’s Day experience is bound to send Cupid’s arrows your way. Steal a smooch and cuddle up close to enjoy a magical sunset that signals the start of the movie to follow. Tickets are limited so booking in advance is essential to avoid disappointment.

Valentine’s Day Show

  • When: Tuesday, 14 February 2023
  • How much: R275
  • Where: Nooitgedacht Wine Estate, R304 between Stellenbosch and the N1
  • Doors open: 5pm
  • Movie starts: 8pm
  • Includes: Backrest, blanket, live music, Geldhof chocolate, Lyre’s welcome drink, romantic décor and movie

Post-Valentine’s Day Shows 

Tickets start from R129pp, doors open at 6pm on weekdays, 5pm on Saturdays, and the movie starts after sunset.

  • Wednesday, 15 February: Four Weddings And A Funeral
  • Thursday, 16 February: Pretty Woman
  • Friday, 17 February: Bridget Jones’s Diary
  • Saturday, 18 February: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

To view the full movie schedule and book your seat under the stars, click here. 

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