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New Movies, New Venues and More at The Galileo Open Air Cinema

New venues, a special picnic hamper and an exciting ticket option you can 'snuggle' up to...

If The Galileo Open Air Cinema had a movie trailer, it would go something like this:

CUE DRAMATIC VOICE:

In a city where summer is king, hedonism is everything and memories only last until the next sunset, one event set out to become unforgettable. This is the story of what happens when...a movie theatre...a market...and majestic settings come together every week, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It’s romantic. It’s feel-good. AND (insert action-packed montage). It’s different. Get your tickets. The Galileo Open Air Cinema - featuring Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Bloemendal Wine Estate, the V&A Waterfront (pause for effect) and a selection of special wine estate venues. The story continues. November 2017 to April 2018.

Admittedly, it doesn’t truly do the summertime staple justice. But then again, unless you’ve actually stretched out under the stars in one of the outdoor cinema’s breathtaking spaces and experienced the drive-in theatre-type nostalgia, the flush of a beautiful Cape Town summer night and that merry glow that comes with picnicking with loved ones, friends and family, you probably won’t entirely get it.

Luckily for both those who’ve been before and those who’ve yet to hit the one-of-a-kind theatres, the event series is returning for another year as a slightly re-mastered version of itself and with some ‘special effects’ to boot.

The Galileo will still make a home at the three brilliant spaces that hosted it last year, with Friday screenings at various venues across the city:

VENUE DAY OF THE WEEK

Bloemendal

Tuesday

Kirstenbosch Gardens

Wednesday 

V&A Waterfront

Thursday

Cape Town Inner City and Winelands

Selected Fridays and Saturdays

Kelvin Grove (Family Sundays)

Selected Sundays

What’s more, beer, wine and fresh popcorn will be on sale at every event, along with the artisan fare conjured up by the members of The Galileo mini-market. So it’s not actually necessary to lug the cooler boxes or pack the cumbersome picnic basket at all – unless, of course, that’s what floats your boat.

In a new development for the 2017/2018 season, The Galileo have introduced a picnic basket. When you buy your tickets on Webtickets.co.za, you can purchase your very own delicious hamper to enjoy while you relax beneath the stars. For only R140/p, your basket will contain an Osumo wrap (chicken, tuna or vegetarian), a bag of popcorn, a packet of chips, a chocolate, some juice and an apple.  

The Galileo is all about providing a special, fun experience for the whole family. During the school holidays, make sure you don’t miss out on the magical movie line-up created especially for little ones! There’s a super screening happening almost every night of the week at various venues around the Mother City. Doors open at 6pm, and there’ll be a food and drinks market, games, live music and more to keep the family entertained until the sun sets and the movie begins.

THE LINE-UP FOR THE 2017-2018 THE GALILEO OPEN AIR CINEMA

DATE

MOVIE

VENUE

Tues, 31 Oct

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Bloemendal

Wed, 1 Nov

Grease

Kirstenbosch

Thu, 2 Nov

The Martian

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 3 Nov

Me Before You

Meerendal

Tues, 7 Nov

Crazy, Stupid, Love

Bloemendal

Wed, 8 Nov

The Other Woman

Kirstenbosch

Thu, 9 Nov

Fame (1980)

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 10 Nov

Almost Famous

Fedisa

Sat, 11 Nov

Dirty Dancing

Lourensford

Tue, 14 Nov

Braveheart

Bloemendal

Wed, 15 Nov

Mr & Mrs Smith

Kirstenbosch

Thu, 16 Nov

Hitch

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 17 Nov

Jurassic World

Central Park

Tue, 21 Nov

The Notebook

Bloemendal

Wed, 22 Nov

Inception

Kirstenbosch

Thu, 23 Nov

Charlie’s Angels

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 24 Nov

Mamma Mia!

Castle of Good Hope

Sat, 25 Nov

La La Land

Warwick

Tue, 28 Nov

Deadpool

Bloemendal

Wed, 29 Nov

Pretty Woman

Kirstenbosch

Thu, 30 Nov

Titanic

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 1 Dec

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Meerendal

Sat, 2 Dec

50 First Dates

Rustenberg

Tue, 5 Dec

Leap Year

Bloemendal

Wed, 6 Dec

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Kirstenbosch

Thu, 7 Dec

Finding Dory

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 8 Dec

The Fate of the Furious

Fedisa

Sat, 9 Dec

The Jungle Book

Uitkyk

Sun, 10 Dec

Moana

Kelvin Grove

Tue, 12 Dec

Sing

Bloemendal

Wed, 13 Dec

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Kirstenbosch

Thu, 14 Dec

Elf

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 15 Dec

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Central Park

Sat, 16 Dec

Mamma Mia!

Nedeburg

Sun, 17 Dec

Up

Kelvin Grove

Tue, 19 Dec

The Holiday

Bloemendal

Wed, 20 Dec

The Secret Life of Pets

Kirstenbosch

Thu, 21 Dec

Just Go With It

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 22 Dec

A Knight’s Tale

Castle of Good Hope

Sat, 23 Dec

Love Actually

Nelson

Sun, 24 Dec

Home Alone

Kelvin Grove

Mon, 25 Dec

The Santa Clause

Kirstenbosch

Tue, 26 Dec

Love Happens

Bloemendal

Wed, 27 Dec

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Kirstenbosch

Thu, 28 Dec

Joy

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 29 Dec

Moulin Rouge

Alphen Hotel

Sat, 30 Dec

New Year’s Eve

Vergenoegd

Tue, 2 Jan

Grease

Bloemendal

Wed, 3 Jan

The Secret of My Success (1987)

Kirstenbosch

Thu, 4 Jan

Meru

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 5 Jan

Frozen

Meerendal

Sat, 6 Jan

The Lion King

Allee Bleue

Tue, 9 Jan

Zootopia

Bloemendal

Wed, 10 Jan

Bridesmaids

Kirstenbosch

Thu, 11 Jan

The Spectacular Now

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 12 Jan

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Fedisa

Sat, 13 Jan

Vir Altyd

Rhebokskloof

Tue, 16 Jan

Serendipity

Bloemendal

Wed, 17 Jan

Saturday Night Fever

Kirstenbosch

Thu, 18 Jan

Dirty Dancing

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 19 Jan

Passengers

Central Park

Tue, 23 Jan

Annabelle

Bloemendal

Wed, 24 Jan

The Devil Wears Prada

Kirstenbosch

Thu, 25 Jan

The Gods Must Be Crazy

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 26 Jan

Beauty and The Beast

Castle of Good Hope

Sat, 27 Jan

Forrest Gump

Boschendal

Tue, 30 Jan

127 Hours

Bloemendal

Wed, 31 Jan

Big

Kirstenbosch

Thu, 1 Feb

Walk the Line

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 2 Feb

The Vow

Meerendal

Tue, 6 Feb

Pretty Woman

Bloemendal

Wed, 7 Feb

The Time Traveller’s Wife

Kirstenbosch

Thu, 8 Feb

The Proposal

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 9 Feb

Ghost

Fedisa

Sat, 10 Feb

Me Before You

Peter Falke

Tue, 13 Feb

The Break-Up

Bloemendal

Wed, 14 Feb

Valentne’s Day

Nooitgedacht

Thu, 15 Feb

The Notebook

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 16 Feb

La La Land

Central Park

Tue, 20 Feb

Napoleon Dynamite

Bloemendal

Wed, 21 Feb

Before the Flood

Kirstenbosch

Thu, 22 Feb

Terminator 2: Judgement Day

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 23 Feb

Mama

Castle of Good Hope

Sat, 24 Feb

Amelie

Diamant

Tue, 27 Feb

The Big Lebowski

Bloemendal

Wed, 28 Feb

The Lion King

Kirstenbosch

Thu, 1 Mar

Wedding Crashers

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 2 Mar

Casino Royale (2006)

Meerendal

Tue, 6 Mar

About Time

Bloemendal

Wed, 7 Mar

The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

Kirstenbosch

Thu, 8 Mar

The Age of Adaline

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 9 Mar

Reel Rock 12

Fedisa

Sat, 10 Mar

Grease

Blaauwklippen

Tue, 13 Mar

Dead Poets Society

Bloemendal

Wed, 14 Mar

Why Him?

Kirstenbosch

Thu, 15 Mar

Suicide Squad

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 16 Mar

Mamma Mia!

Central Park

Tue, 20 Mar

Love Actually

Bloemendal

Wed, 21 Mar

Split

Kirstenbosch

Thu, 22 Mar

The Great Gatsby

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 23 Mar

Life As We Know It

Castle of Good Hope

Sat, 24 Mar

Titanic

Dornier

Tue, 27 Mar

Trails in Motion MTB Film Festival

Bloemendal

Wed, 28 Mar

City of Angels

Kirstenbosch

Thu, 29 Mar

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 30 Mar

Top Gun

Alphen Hotel

Sun, 1 Apr

Rise of the Guardians

Kelvin Grove

Tue, 3 Apr

Dirty Dancing

Bloemendal

Wed, 4 Apr

The Sound of Music

Kirstenbosch

Thu, 5 Apr

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 6 Apr

50 First Dates

Meerendal

Sat, 7 Apr

The Notebook

Plaisir De Merle

Tue, 10 Apr

Good Will Hunting

Bloemendal

Wed, 11 Apr

Before Sunrise

Kirstenbosch

Thu, 12 Apr

The Best of GoPro

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 13 Apr

Friday The 13th (2009)

Fedisa

Tue, 17 Apr

The Godfather

Bloemendal

Wed, 18 Apr

The Danish Girl

Kirstenbosch

Thu, 19 Apr

The Beach

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 20 Apr

The Jungle Book

Central Park

Sat, 21 Apr

Bridget Jones’s Baby

Knorhoek

Tue, 24 Apr

The Ugly Truth

Bloemendal

Wed, 25 Apr

Sixteen Candles

Kirstenbosch

Thu, 26 Apr

Blood Diamond

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 27 Apr

Schindler’s List

Castle of Good Hope


TICKETS FOR THE GALILEO OPEN AIR CINEMA

Tickets for the entire season of programming at each venue are now on sale and can be purchased online via TheGalileo.co.za, and they range from R89/p to R175/p in price. This season, The Galileo have debuted their new ticket type, Snuggle, which (for R320 per couple), includes priority seating right by the screen, a mattress, two blankets, pillows, and a sweet treat. 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.

Please note that from Tuesdays to Fridays, doors open at 6pm. On Saturdays, doors open at 5pm and on Sundays, doors open at 4pm.

TICKET TYPE

COST

ONLINE

Standard ticket

Entry only

R89/p

Warm ticket

Entry and blanket

R97/p

Comfy ticket

Entry and backrest

R105/p

Warm and comfy ticket

Entry, blanket and backrest

R110/p

VIP

Reserved seating, a drink, popcorn and sweets

R175/p

Snuggle

Entry, mattress, blankets, pillows, a sweet treat and priority seating by the stage

R320 per couple

AT THE DOOR (subject to availability)

Standard ticket

Entry only

R100/p

Warm ticket

Entry and blanket

R110/p

Comfy ticket

Entry and backrest

R120/p

Warm and comfy ticket

Entry, blanket and backrest

R130/p

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS FOR THE 2017-2018 GALILEO OPEN-AIR CINEMA 

Since the event takes place outdoors at the mercy of the 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 and sms about any changes to the programme if the show is cancelled before the doors open. Patrons can then request a refund. If the movie is cancelled after the doors open, you will receive an email and sms the following working day allowing you to choose another movie on another date. Please note that there is a seven-day grace period for refund claims – if a claim is not made in seven days, tickets will be forfeited and no refund will be given. For more information, visit Thegalileo.co.za.

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