Galileo Open Air Cinema

The Galileo Open Air Cinema at Kirstenbosch

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The Galileo Open Air Cinema

The Galileo Open Air Cinema at Kirstenbosch

Enjoy cult classics and award-winning films beneath the Cape’s starry skies at this much-loved outdoor movie theatre experience in Newlands

The Galileo Open Air Cinema has become a Cape Town summer calendar highlight, and the much-anticipated 2015-2016 season promises to pop your corn with more gusto than ever before. This time around, the Kirstenbosch leg of the outdoor cinematic evenings kicks off on Saturday, 31 October 2015 with a particularly horrifying Halloween flick (Psycho) before reverting to its regular Wednesday night movie screenings for the October 2015 to April 2016 seasonal run.

The weekly cinema nights give film buffs the chance to laze on the lush lawns of Cape Town’s oldest botanical garden with popcorn, picnics (you can bring booze) and a consistent dose of cult classics, sci-fi flicks, rom-coms and some award-winning dramas.

Movie nights take place on the Marquee Lawn (close to the top entrance - Gate 2), and ticket-holders are able to enter Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden for free from 6pm.

What’s more, if you’re in too much of a rush to pack a picnic basket, the open-air cinema area boasts a wide array of gourmet food and drink vendors such as The Mexican Nacho, Maggino Bros, The Magnificent Barrista Boys, Argies and more, peddling yummy treats and, of course, popcorn – as no movie is complete without it.

The flicks start after sunset, between 7:30pm and 8:15pm, and doors open at 6pm; it's best to get there early to secure prime spots. Chairs and backrests from home are not allowed into the movie area, but backrests and blankets are available for rent at the venue if you haven’t already booked them with your ticket.

PROGRAMME FOR THE 2015-2016 GALILEO OPEN-AIR CINEMA AT KIRSTENBOSCH (WEDNESDAYS)

DATE

FILM DETAILS

TIME

31 OCT

Psycho (Horror)

7:45pm

4 NOV

Cocktail (Romantic Comedy)

7:45pm

11 NOV

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Romantic Comedy)

7:45pm

18 NOV

Ocean Driven (Action)

8pm

25 NOV

Anchorman (Comedy)

8pm

2 DEC

Armageddon (Action)

8pm

16 DEC

E.T (Children)

8:15pm

23 DEC

Nightmare Before Christmas (Animation)

8:30pm

30 DEC

Toy Story (Animation)

8:30pm

6 JAN

The Sound of Music (Musical)

8:30pm

13 JAN

Reel Rock 10 (Adventure Sports)

8:30pm

20 JAN

Best of YouTube (Various)

8:30pm

27 JAN

Goldfinger (Action)

8:15pm

3 FEB

The Search for Freedom (Adventure )

8:15pm

10 FEB

Ghost (Romance)

8pm

17 FEB

That Sugar Film(Documentary)

8pm

24 FEB

The Gods Must be Crazy (Comedy)

8pm

2 MAR

Mean Girls(Comedy)

7:45pm

9 MAR

unReal (Fantasy)

7:45pm

16 MAR

The Big Lebowski (Romantic Comedy)

7:45pm

23 MAR

Karate Kid (Action)

7:45pm

30 MAR

Edward Scissorhands (Romantic Drama)

7:45pm

6 APR

Storm Surfers (Adventure)

7:45pm

13 APR

The Motorcycle Diaries (Adventure)

7:45pm

20 APR

Titanic (Drama)

7:45pm

27 APR

TBC

7:45pm

TICKETS FOR THE 2015-2016 GALILEO OPEN-AIR CINEMA AT KIRSTENBOSCH (WEDNESDAYS)

Tickets for the entire season are now on sale and can be purchased online via the official website. Do note that if a show sells out online, no tickets will be available at the door. Space is limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. Gift vouchers are also available via the site.

TICKET TYPE

COST

ONLINE

Standard ticket

Entry only

R79p/p

Warm ticket

Entry and blanket

R87p/p

Comfy ticket

Entry and backrest

R95p/p

Warm and comfy ticket

Entry, blanket and backrest

R100p/p

VIP

 Reserved seating, Savanna, popcorn and sweets 

R149p/p

AT THE DOOR (subject to availability)

Standard ticket

Entry only

R90p/p

Warm ticket

Entry and blanket

R100p/p

Comfy ticket

Entry and backrest

R110p/p

Warm and comfy ticket

Entry, blanket and backrest

R120p/p

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS FOR THE 2015-2016 GALILEO OPEN-AIR CINEMA AT KIRSTENBOSCH (WEDNESDAYS)

Since the event takes place outdoors at the mercy of Cape’s fickle weather, patrons are urged to dress appropriately and be prepared for all scenarios. The event will not be cancelled if there is only a light drizzle, but it will be called off should there be rain or very strong winds. In the case of adverse weather conditions, film-goers will be notified via email about any changes to the programme. Patrons can then request a refund or move their tickets to another evening. Please note that there is a seven-day grace period for claims – if a claim is not made in due time, tickets will be forfeited. For more information, visit the official site.

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