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 2016-2017 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 Monday, 31 October 2016 with a particularly horrifying Halloween flick (A Nightmare On Elm Street) before reverting to its regular Wednesday night movie screenings for the October 2016 to April 2017 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 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 2016-2017 THE GALILEO OPEN-AIR CINEMA AT KIRSTENBOSCH (WEDNESDAYS)

DATE

FILM DETAILS

TIME

31 OCT

A Nightmare On Elm Street

7:45pm

2 NOV

About Time

7:45pm

9 NOV

The Godfather

7:45pm

16 NOV

Mamma Mia!

8pm

23 NOV

I Am

8pm

30 NOV

Lucy

8pm

7 DEC

Amélie

8:15pm

14 DEC

Crocodile Dundee

8:30pm

21 DEC

The Holiday

8:30pm

25 DEC

Elf

8:30pm

28 DEC

Spud

8:30pm

4 JAN

Charlie’s Angels

8:30pm

11 JAN

Boyhood

8:30pm

18 JAN

Reel Rock 11

8:30pm

25 JAN

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

8:15pm

1 FEB

Reality Bites

8:15pm

8 FEB

Bridget Jones’ Diary

8pm

15 FEB

Fifty Shades Of Grey

8pm

22 FEB

Winter’s Tale

8pm

1 MAR

Blue Crush

7:45pm

8 MAR

Step Brothers

7:45pm

15 MAR

Grease

7:45pm

22 MAR

The Omen

7:45pm

29 MAR

Trails In Motion MTB Film Festival

7:45pm

5 APR

Inside Out

7:45pm

12 APR

Back To The Future II

7:45pm

19 APR

Earthlings

7:45pm

26 APR

Into The Wild

7:45pm

TICKETS FOR THE 2016-2017 THE 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 

R159p/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 2016-2017 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 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 recieve and 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 after seven days, tickets will be forfeitedn and no refund will be given. For more information, visit Thegalileo.co.za.

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