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 Theatre has become a Cape Town summer calendar highlight, and the much-anticipated 2014-2015 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 Friday, 31 October 2014 with a particularly horrifying Halloween flick (The Exorcist) before reverting to its regular Wednesday night movie screenings for the October 2014 to April 2015 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, romcoms, dramas 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, like The Mexican Nacho, Maggino Bros, The Daily Grind, Argies and more, peddling yummy treats and, of course, popcorn – no movie is complete without it. Not to mention, the Beer Merchants, a new addition this year, will also be present with a delicious selection of craft brews and wines.

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 2014-2015 GALILEO OPEN-AIR CINEMA AT KIRSTENBOSCH (WEDNESDAYS)

DATE

FILM DETAILS

TIME

31 OCT

The Exorcist (Horror) | Dress-up Night: Halloween

7:30pm

5 NOV

Moulin Rouge (Musical) | Dress-up Night: Burlesque

7:30pm

12 NOV

Notting Hill (Romantic Comedy)

7:30pm

19 NOV

In Time (Sci-Fi)

7:45pm

26 NOV

Days of my Youth (Adventure Sports)

7:45pm

3 DEC

The Breakfast Club (Drama)

8pm

10 DEC

Earth + The Animal Communicator (Documentaries)

8pm

17 DEC

Singing            in the Rain (Musical)

8pm

7 JAN

E.T. (Sci-Fi)

8:15pm

14 JAN

Eat Pray Love (Romantic Drama)

8:15pm

21 JAN

Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus (Bad Movie Night)

8:15pm

28 JAN

A Fistful of Dollars (Western) | Dress-up Night: Wild, Wild West

8pm

4 FEB

Reel Rock 9 (Adventure Sports)

8pm

11 FEB

Shakespeare in Love (Romance)

8pm

18 FEB

West Side Story (Musical)

7:45pm

25 FEB

Finding Joe (Documentary)

7:45pm

4 MAR

OPEN NIGHT

7:30pm

11 MAR

Edward Scissorhands (Fantasy)

7:30pm

18 MAR

50 First Dates (Romantic Comedy)

7:30pm

25 MAR

Voting Night: Quentin Tarantino

  • Kill Bill (Action)
  • Django Unchained (Action)
  • Jackie Brown (Action)

7:30pm

1 APR

The Blair Witch Project (Horror)

7:30pm

8 APR

Bridget Jones’s Diary I (Romantic Comedy)

7:30pm

15 APR

Monty Python’s Quest for the Holy Grail (Comedy)

7:30pm

22 APR

On Any Sunday (Adventure)

7:30pm

29 APR

OPEN NIGHT

7:30pm

TICKETS FOR THE 2014-2015 GALILEO OPEN-AIR CINEMA AT KIRSTENBOSCH (WEDNESDAYS)

Tickets for the entire season are now on sale and can be purchased online via TheGalileo.co.za. 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

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

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS FOR THE 2014-2015 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 claims in not made, tickets will be forfeited. 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, the Croquet Lawn at the V&A Waterfront or at one of the pop-up events in the Cape Winelands. 
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