Galileo Open Air Cinema

The Return of The Galileo Open Air Cinema

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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.


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