Weekends with The Galileo

A Weekend Spent with The Galileo Open Air Cinema

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A Weekend Spent with The Galileo Open Air Cinema

Start your weekend with a little inner-city or wineland movie screening

This year The Galileo Open Air Cinema is taking their experience to new venues and vineyards across the city and the winelands. Fridays and selected Saturdays are reserved for inner-city fun and vineyard romance.

These weekend cinema nights make for a perfect romantic first date, date night with the spouse or even a relaxing evening out with the family. Laze beneath the stars, surrounded by historic vineyards and towering mountain ranges on lush lawns in the Cape Winelands, or enjoy some picturesque venues a little closer to home.

The outdoor cinema will showcase romance films, cinematic classics, action flicks and award-winning, toe-tapping musicals at one of these 17 Winelands destinations on Saturday nights: Lourensford, Warwick, Rustenberg, Uitkyk, Nederburg, Nelson, Vergenoegd, Allée Bleue, Rhebokskloof, Boschendal, Peter Falke, Nooitgedacht, Diamant, Blaauwklippen, Dornier, Plaisir De Merle and Knorhoek.

Every Friday, The Galileo Open Air Cinema settles in for a night at one of the various inner-city venues. The venues include Fedisa on Church Street, the Alphen Hotel, Central Park at Century City, the Castle of Good Hope and Meerendal. While Meerendal may not be ‘inner-city’ as such, it is only 45 minutes out of Cape Town.

Movie-goers can gain entrance to the venues from 6pm on Fridays and 5pm on Saturdays, and grab a bite to eat from the on-site vendors. The list of food stalls will vary according to the venue, and details of who will be present can be found on Thegalileo.co.za under each venue's page; be aware that only cash will be accepted as no card facilities are available.

The movies start just after sunset, between 7:45pm and 8:30pm; so it's best to get there early to secure prime viewing 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.

Not in your neighbourhood? You can also catch The Galileo Open Air Cinema experience at Bloemendal Wine Estate, on the Marquee Lawn at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (Gate 2), and at the V&A Waterfront. You can also check out Family Sundays at Kelvin Grove

PROGRAMME FOR THE 2017-2018 GALILEO OPEN-AIR CINEMA IN THE CITY AND THE CAPE WINELANDS

FRIDAY CAPE TOWN VENUES:

DATE

TIME

FILM DETAILS

VENUE

3 NOV

7:45pm

Me Before You

Meerendal

10 NOV

7:45pm

Almost Famous

Fedisa

17 NOV

8pm

Jurassic World

Central Park

24 NOV

8pm

Mamma Mia!

Castle of Good Hope

1 DEC

8pm

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Meerendal

8 DEC

8:15pm

The Fate of the Furious

Fedisa

15 DEC

8:15pm

Mary Poppins

Central Park

22 DEC

8:30pm

A Knight’s Tale

Castle of Good Hope

29 DEC

8:30pm

Moulin Rouge

Alphen Hotel

5 JAN

8:30pm

Frozen

Meerendal

12 JAN

8:30pm

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Fedisa

19 JAN

8:30pm

Passengers

Central Park

26 JAN

8:15pm

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Castle of Good Hope

2 FEB

8:15pm

The Vow

Meerendal

9 FEB

8pm

Ghost

Fedisa

16 FEB

8pm

La La Land

Central Park

23 FEB

8pm

Mama

Castle of Good Hope

2 MAR

7:45pm

Casino Royale (2006)

Meerendal

9 MAR

7:45pm

Reel Rock 12

Fedisa

16 MAR

7:45pm

Mamma Mia!

Central Park

23 MAR

7:45pm

Life As We Know It

Castle of the Good Hope

30 MAR

7:45pm

Top Gun

Alphen Hotel

6 APR

7:45pm

5o First Dates

Meerendal

13 APR

7:30pm

Friday the 13th (2009)

Fedisa

20 APR

7:30pm

The Jungle Book (2016)

Central Park

27 APR

7:30pm

Schindler’s List

Castle of Good Hope


SATURDAY WINELAND VENUES:

DATE

TIME

FILM DETAILS

VENUE

11 NOV

7:45pm

Dirty Dancing

Lourensford

25 NOV

8pm

La La Land

Warwick

2 DEC

8pm

50 First Dates

Rustenberg

9 DEC

8:15pm

The Jungle Book

Uitkyk

16 DEC

8:15pm

Mamma Mia!

Nederburg

23 DEC

8:30pm

Love Actually

Nelson

30 DEC

8:30pm

New Year’s Eve

Vergenoegd

6 JAN

8:30pm

The Lion King

Allee Bleue

13 JAN

8:30pm

Vir Altyd

Rhebokskloof

27 JAN

8:15pm

Forrest Gump

Boschendal

10 FEB

8pm

Me Before You

Peter Falke

24 FEB

8pm

Amelie

Diamant

10 MAR

7:45pm

Grease

Blaauwklippen

24 MAR

7:45pm

Titanic

Dornier

7 APR

7:45pm

The Notebook

Plaisir de Merle

21 APR

7:30pm

Bridget Jones’s Baby

Knorhoek


Please note that on Wednesday, 14 February 2017 a special Valentine’s Day screening will be hosted at Nooitgedacht Estate in Stellenbosch. The usual Kirstenbosch screening will not take place, and the V-Day festivities will be held in the winelands.

TICKETS FOR THE 2017-2018 GALILEO OPEN-AIR CINEMA IN CAPE TOWN & THE CAPE WINELANDS (WEEKENDS)

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

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 THE GALILEO OPEN-AIR CINEMA IN CAPE TOWN & THE CAPE WINELANDS (WEEKENDS)

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 i 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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