Galileo Open Air Cinema

The Return of The Galileo Open Air Cinema

+21 (0)71 471 8728
Hillcrest Quarry | Durbanville
The Galileo Open Air Cinema

The Return of The Galileo Open Air Cinema

The saga continues: Cape Town’s summertime staple is back with fresh popcorn, new venues and more stars under the stars 

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


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. Starts 31 October 2016. Get your tickets. The Galileo Open Air Cinema - featuring Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Hillcrest Quarry, the V&A Waterfront (pause for effect) and a selection of special wine estate venues. The story continues. October 2016 to April 2017.

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. 

Proudly presented by Savanna, 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: 

It will also continue to be a highlight out in the undulating hills and rolling vineyards of the Western Cape’s Winelands regions

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. 


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!  From The Lion King at Century City to Toy Story at Kelvin Grove, 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.

A particularly new addition to this years movie fiesta is the Family Sundays at Kelvin Grove, which takes place over the school holidays. On these magical afternoons of sensational cinema, the doors will open at 4pm.

Here’s what The Galileo founder Huenu Solsona had to say, “I’m passionate about creating super awesome experiences that are different and that leave you feeling positive. I want to leave my mark in the sense that I think we can all do something for the greater good.” 

Appropriately enough, it was a similar to-do in snowy Whistler, Canada that left its mark on Huenu and inspired her to start The Galileo. Back in North America she and her friends would visit the outdoor cinema regularly and “freeze their asses off, but love every minute of it”. We're so glad that this icy adventure inspired her to bring The Galileo to our shores.





Mon, 31 Oct

A Nightmare on Elm Street


Tue, 1 Nov

Dirty Dancing

Hillcrest Quarry

Wed, 2 Nov

About Time


Thu, 3 Nov

The Campaign

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 4 Nov

Rock of Ages

The Castle

Sat, 5 Nov


Lourensford Wine Estate

Tues, 8 Nov

Mean Girls

Hillcrest Quarry

Wed, 9 Nov

The Godfather


Thu, 10 Nov

The Proposal

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 11 Nov


Century City

Tue, 15 Nov

World War Z

Hillcrest Quarry

Wed, 16 Nov

Mamma Mia!


Thu, 17 Nov

Eat, Pray, Love

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 18 Nov

The Great Gatsby


Sat, 19 Nov

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Nederburg Wines

Tue, 22 Nov

Notting Hill

Hillcrest Quarry

Wed, 23 Nov

I Am


Thu, 24 Nov


V&A Waterfront

Fri, 25 Nov

Top Gun

Meerendal Wine Estate

Tue, 29 Nov

The Fault In Our Stars

Hillcrest Quarry

Wed, 30 Nov



Thu, 1 Dec

The Conjuring

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 2 Dec

The Notebook

The Castle

Sat, 3 Dec

Finding Nemo

Muldersvlei Estate

Tue, 6 Dec

The Fast And The Furious

Hillcrest Quarry

Wed, 7 Dec



Thu, 8 Dec

View From A Blue Moon

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 9 Dec

The Lion King

Century City

Sun, 11 Dec


Kelvin Grove

Tue, 13 Dec

The Avengers

Hillcrest Quarry

Wed, 14 Dec

Crocodile Dundee


Thu, 15 Dec


V&A Waterfront

Fri, 16 Dec

The Social Network


Sat, 17 Dec

Pretty Woman

Uitkyk Wine Estate

Sun, 18 Dec

The Jungle Book (2016)

Kelvin Grove

Tue, 20 Dec


Hillcrest Quarry

Wed, 21 Dec

The Holiday


Thu, 22 Dec

Home Alone

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 23 Dec

Love Actually

Meerendal Wine Estate

Sun, 25 Dec



Tue, 27 Dec

Kung Fu Panda

Hillcrest Quarry

Wed, 28 Dec



Thu, 29 Dec

The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 30 Dec

Almost Famous

Noordhoek Common

Tue, 3 Jan


Hillcrest Quarry

Wed, 4 Jan

Charlie’s Angels


Thu, 5 Jan


V&A Waterfront

Fri, 6 Jan


The Castle

Sat, 7 Jan

Mamma Mia!


Sun, 8 Jan

Toy Story

Kelvin Grove

Tue, 10 Jan

Pearl Harbour

Hillcrest Quarry

Wed, 11 Jan



Thu, 12 Jan

The Matrix Reloaded

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 13 Jan

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Century City

Tue, 17 Jan

Bad Movie Night: Sharknado

Hillcrest Quarry

Wed, 18 Jan

Reel Rock 11


Thu, 19 Jan

500 Days of Summer

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 20 Jan



Sat, 21 Jan

50 First Dates

Blaauwklippen Wine Estate

Tue, 24 Jan

Knocked Up

Hillcrest Quarry

Wed, 25 Jan

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes


Thu, 26 Jan


V&A Waterfront

Fri, 27 Jan

Dirty Dancing

Meerendal Wine Estate

Tue, 31 Jan

Single White Female

Hillcrest Quarry

Wed, 1 Feb

Reality Bites


Thu, 2 Feb

The Armstrong Lie

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 3 Feb

Pretty Woman

The Castle

Sat, 4 Feb


Rustenberg Wines

Tue, 7 Feb

The Vow

Hillcrest Quarry

Wed, 8 Feb

Bridget Jones’ Diary


Thu, 9 Feb

10 Things I Hate About You

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 10 Feb

The Notebook

Century City

Tue, 14 Feb

When Harry Met Sally

Nooitgedacht Estate

Wed, 15 Feb

Fifty Shades Of Grey


Thu, 16 Feb


V&A Waterfront

Fri, 17 Feb

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off


Sat, 18 Feb

He’s Just Not That Into You

Allee Bleue Estate

Tue, 21 Feb

The Ring

Hillcrest Quarry

Wed, 22 Feb

Winter’s Tale


Thu, 23 Feb

Office Space

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 24 Feb

Jurassic Park

Meerendal Wine Estate

Tue, 28 Feb

How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days

Hillcrest Quarry

Wed, 1 Mar

Blue Crush


Thu, 2 Mar

The Wizard Of Oz

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 3 Mar

The Shawshank Redemption

The Castle

Sat, 4 Mar

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Rhebokskloof Wine Farm

Tue, 7 Mar

The Boat That Rocked

Hillcrest Quarry

Wed, 8 Mar

Step Brothers


Thu, 9 Mar

Gone Girl

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 10 Mar

The Dark Knight

Century City

Tue, 14 Mar

The Theory of Everything

Hillcrest Quarry

Wed, 15 Mar



Thu, 16 Mar


V&A Waterfront

Fri, 17 Mar

The Wolf Of Wall Street


Sat, 18 Mar

Dirty Dancing

Warwick Wine Estate

Tue, 21 Mar

Fight Club

Hillcrest Quarry

Wed, 22 Mar

The Omen


Thu, 23 Mar

The Sound Of Music

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 24 Mar

The Hangover

Meerendal Wine Estate

Tue, 28 Mar

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

Hillcrest Quarry

Wed, 29 Mar

Trails In Motion MTB Film Festival


Thu, 30 Mar

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 31 Mar


Noordhoek Common

Sat, 1 Apr

Life Of Pi

Anthonij Rupert Wines

Sun, 2 Apr

The Lego Movie

Kelvin Grove

Tue, 4 Apr


Hillcrest Quarry

Wed, 5 Apr

Inside Out


Thu, 6 Apr

The Pursuit Of Happyness

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 7 Apr


The Castle

Sun, 9 Apr

Ice Age

Kelvin Grove

Tue, 11 Apr

He’s Just Not That Into You

Hillcrest Quarry

Wed, 12 Apr

Back To The Future II


Thu, 13 Apr

Breakfast At Tiffany’s

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 14 Apr


Century City

Sat, 15 Apr

Love Actually

Vergenoegd Wine Estate

Sun, 16 Apr

The Never Ending Story

Kelvin Grove

Tue, 18 Apr

Mamma Mia!

Hillcrest Quarry

Wed, 19 Apr



Thu, 20 Apr


V&A Waterfront

Fri, 21 Apr

The Hunger Games


Tue, 25 Apr

Pitch Perfect

Hillcrest Quarry

Wed, 26 Apr

Into The Wild


Thu, 27 Apr

American Sniper

V&A Waterfront

Fri, 28 Apr


Meerendal Wine Estate

Sat, 29 Apr

Pride & Prejudice

Knorhoek Wine Estate


Tickets for the entire season of programming at each venue are now on sale and can be purchased online via, and they range from R79p/p to R159p/p in price. 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.


Want your event to gain fame and a following? Our Events Support Programme includes diverse and affordable packages guaranteed to get results. To learn more please contact |


Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of happenings in Cape Town. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and if you have a smart phone, add to your home screen for quick access on the go!

Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, join our Google+ circle, connect with us on LinkedIn, check out our photos on Instagram and follow our Pinterest boards for updates on what’s happening in and around the Mother City!

Cape Town Events Calendar
February 2017
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28

Jack BlackBeers and Bands at Jack Black Brewery ...

Every Friday night the Jack Black stage is lit up with local talent

Villains Ale House Logo 2Meet the Beer at Villain’s Ale House

Meet the various curators of craft beer at Villain’s Ale every Wednesday!

Pick and Pay Women's Walk Pick n Pay Women’s Walk

Have a fun day out supporting a worthy cause at this annual sporting event

The Cape Town Prawn FestivalCape Town Prawn Festival at the ...

Tuck into truckloads of prawns while watching top-notch horses at this ...

Lighthouse FestLighthouse Festival South Africa

Watch as Kommetjie gets lit at the Mother City’s very own Lighthouse Festival!

Adventure Bootcamp at NitidaSaturday Session at Nitida Wine Farm

Get active, get outside and, most importantly, have fun.

Constantia FreshConstantia Fresh Wine Festival

Sip and swirl fine wines at Buitenverwachting in the Mother City’s most ...

Craig Hinds watershedWatershed Live Concert in Cape Town

Enjoy the melodic tunes of Watershed at Paul Cluver Wine Estate

Plant Tempting Tuesday 7Live Music Saturdays at Plant

Mix a little music with your healthy meal

Cape Town Gay Pride Festival 2013Cape Town Pride

Celebrate LGBTQI rights with another round of rainbow-coloured parades, parties ...

Jazz on the Vlei - 1 Jazz on the Vlei: Love Bites

Beautiful music and a beautiful view

Pride - 4Mr and Miss Cape Town Pride Pageant

It’s time to crown the ultimate King and Queen of Pride 2017!

Villains Ale House Logo 2DJ nights at Villain’s Ale House

Kick start your weekend with DJ nights every Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Waldorf Fair - 7Constantia Waldorf School Fair

Have fun at a family-friendly market in Constantia!

Off the Grid - 2Off The Grid Music Festival

Get away from the hustle and bustle for a relaxed musical experience

Glowing Rooms 3Glowing Rooms SA offers a special ...

Pay a special rate for entrance into SA’s first 3D space-themed ...

Design Indaba Cape TownDesign Indaba Conference & Festival

Browse through cutting-edge examples of design at Mzansi’s foremost creative ...

ElectroSwing - 2Electroswing Party at A Touch of Madness

Get back into the 1920’s mindset - cocktails and all!

Alien Safari Masqued Ball Kingdom of DreamsAlien Safari: Masqued Ball Trance Party

Dress up and explore the Kingdom of Hearts at one of summer’s wildest outdoor ...

Wake Board Ultimate XUltimate X Festival

South Africa’s premier action sports festival tail-whips into Cape Town with ...

To Love or Not - 1To Love or Not to Love: A Street View

Delve into the reality of ‘street couples’

Scootours FranschhoekJunior Passengers Ride FREE Every ...

This family-friendly off-road adventure will see you (and the whole clan) ...

Maynardville - 4Romeo and Juliet Ballet at Maynardville ...

In fair Maynardville…

Spur Winter Trail Run SeriesThe 2017 Spur Summer Trail Series®

Run wild and free this summer with this top-notch trail series

Cape Cobras 4Cape Cobras Momentum One Day Cup ...

See our boys in blue and yellow go up against several provincial teams in this ...

Slave descendantsMy Naam is Februarie - Identities ...

View a historically significant calendar and listen to audiobooks in ...

MonarkLive Summer Concerts at Vergenoegd Wine ...

Rock on dude!

Stellenbosch Wine Festival LOGOStellenbosch Wine Festival

Enjoy the fruits of the Cape Winelands at this annual three-day food and vino ...

MaynardvilleShakespeare in the Park at Maynardville ...

See Shakespeare’s well-known tale of passion, love and confusion, Twelfth ...

Knife 7Birthday Party Special at Knife ...

Get a meal on the house when you celebrate your birthday on a Saturday at this ...

I Love Big Bay Spring MarketI Love Big Bay Market

Put a spring in your step at this fabulous evening market

Find your spot#FindYourSpot with Place in the Sun ...

Col'Cacchio invites you all to come and try their custom designed pizzas and ...

Orphanage-cocktail-emporium-bottles#TANZMUSIK DJ Nights at Orphanage ...

Smooth sounds and even smoother drinks punctuate Saturday nights at this ...

Sushi Making Classes Towers RestaurantSushi Making Classes at African Pride ...

Learn how to make sashimi, nigiri, maki and more with a lesson from an ...

Galileo Open Air Cinema Cape TownThe Galileo Open Air Cinema in the Cape ...

Grab some snacks and get ready to watch your favourite films beneath the stars ...

Haute Cabriere 3Cellar Master’s Tour at Haute ...

Sniff, swirl and sip every Saturday at this picturesque Franschhoek-based winery

Camissa Eco TourThe Eco-friendly Train Township Tour ...

Grow more than just your cultural quotient on this interactive excursion to the ...

The Grand CafeSunset Affair Parties at Grand Africa ...

Welcome nightfall in style with seaside cocktails and house music every ...

Summertide Art Exhibition 2016Summertide Art Exhibition

Add a pop of culture into your summer with this exquisite exhibition

aFREAKa Clothing Kid White Tiger OnesieaFREAKa Clothing Kids Onesies

Treat your little ones to a fun and trendy top quality animal or INYE onesie

River Club 2016 1Golfer’s Breakfast Special at the ...

Make the most of the work week with a morning of good grub and elegant swings

Beerhouse Restaurant and Bar in Cape TownBeerrunch Weekend Brunch at Beerhouse ...

Spend the weekend with one of the best combinations known to man: tasty grub ...

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips

Curious to make exciting discoveries in Cape Town every day? "LIKE" us for a daily hidden gem.