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 classic film screenings under the African sky at this popular outdoor movie theatre

Banish the midweek blues with an evening under the stars on the sprawling lawns at Kirstenbosch for an open-air movie experience every Wednesday evening this summer.

From November 2013 to April 2014, film buffs can laze on the lush lawns of Cape Town’s oldest botanical garden with popcorn, picnics and good films. Each week cinephiles can sit back, relax and enjoy cult classics, sci-fi flicks, romcoms and dramas.

Movie nights take place on the Marquee Lawn (close to the top entrance), 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 peddling both sweet and savoury treats – no movie is complete without popcorn. While alcohol will be allowed into the park and cinema area, none will be on sale.

The flicks start after sunset, between 7:30pm and 8:15pm and doors open at 6pm; it's best to get their 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.

Programme for the 2013-2014 Galileo Open-air Cinema at Kirstenbosch

DATE

FILM DETAILS

TIME

6 NOV

The Devil Wears Prada - CANCELLED

Romantic Comedy (109min) PG13

7:30pm

13 NOV

The Green Mile

Drama (189min) PG13

7:30pm

20 NOV

Zoolander

Comedy (89min) PG13

7:45pm

27 NOV

Mamma Mia

Musical (108min) PG13

7:45pm

4 DEC

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Fantasy (152min) PG

8pm

11 DEC

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Fantasy (161min) PG

8pm

18 DEC

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Fantasy (142min) PG

8pm

25 DEC

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Comedy (104min) PG

8:15pm

1 JAN

The Goonies

Fantasy (114min) PG13

8:15pm

8 JAN

Shakespeare In Love

Drama (123min) PG13

8:15pm

15 JAN

The Shining

Thriller (146min) 16 SNL

8:15pm

22 JAN

Star Wars: A New Hope

Sci-fi (121min) PG

8:15pm

29 JAN

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Sci-fi (124min) PG

8pm

5 FEB

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Sci-fi (134min) PG

8pm

12 FEB

The Notebook

Romantic Drama (123min) PG13

8pm

19 FEB

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Drama (108min) 16 SL

7:45pm

26 FEB

Napoleon Dynamite

Comedy (82min) PG

7:45pm

5 MAR

Jock of the Bushveld

Drama (91min) PG

7:30pm

12 MAR

Back to the Future Part 1

Adventure (116min) PG

7:30pm

19 MAR

Back to the Future Part 2

Adventure (108min) PG

7:30pm

26 MAR

Back to the Future Part 3

Adventure (118min) PG

7:30pm

2 APR

The Pink Panther

Comedy (93min) PG

7:30pm

9 APR

Mission Impossible

Action (110min) PG13

7:30pm

16 APR

Life of Brian

Comedy (94min) 16 LP

7:30pm

23 APR

Slumdog Millionaire

Romantic Drama (120min) 18 VL

7:30pm

Tickets for the 2013-2014 Galileo Open-air Cinema at Kirstenbosch

Tickets are sold online via TheGalileo.co.za and go on sale three weeks prior to each screening (on a Tuesday morning). If the show sells out online, no tickets will be available at the door. Space is limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Costs are as follows:

TICKET TYPE

COST

ONLINE

Standard ticket

entry only

R70p/p

Warm ticket

entry and blanket

R79p/p

Comfy ticket

entry and backrest

R88p/p

Warm and comfy ticket

entry, blanket and backrest

R95p/p

AT THE DOOR (subject to availability)

Standard ticket

entry only

R80p/p

Warm ticket

entry and blanket

R90p/p

Comfy ticket

entry and backrest

R100p/p

Warm and comfy ticket

entry, blanket and backrest

R110p/p

The event will not be cancelled if there is only a light drizzle (patrons must just come prepared), but it will be cancelled should there be rain or strong wind.If this is the case, film-goers will be notified via email.

Refunds will be made by 5pm the day after the scheduled film, or patrons can request a ticket for another evening. For more information, visit TheGalileo.co.za.

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Not in your neighbourhood? You can also catch The Galileo Open Air Cinema experience at the Hillcrest Quarry or the V&A Waterfront.
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