The Galileo Open Air Cinema

The Galileo Open Air Cinema, Cape Town’s beloved outdoor ...

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The Galileo Open Air Cinema

The Galileo Open Air Cinema, Cape Town’s beloved outdoor experience

Schedule is live for Galileo Picnic and Galileo Royale

Last updated: 28 September 2021 

Nothing says summer quite like The Galileo Open Air Cinema, who’ve released their summer schedule of screenings, starting 21 October 2021 and ending on 24 April 2022 (see movies and book below).

At Galileo, which celebrates 10 years of a magical outdoor experience, you get to watch new movies (like Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman) and beloved classics (Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Dirty Dancing) in exquisite surroundings: Picnic with your pals or family in beautiful botanical gardens or winelands. Or book the Galileo Royale where you get a jaw dropping backdrop and a VIP experience. 

Enjoy a classic favourite or a new movie with the sun setting in the background. Image supplied by The Galileo Open Air Cinema (Photo by @retroyspective)



Galileo picnics at Kirstenbosch, Cape Town’s favourite picturesque botanical garden, are now bucket list experiences. If you always go to Kirstenbosch, this year try the many other venues, like the Stellenbosch Vineyards and Laborie Estate in Paarl. Whether you catch your movie under the stars in the winelands, outside a 5-star hotel or lodge, come early (doors open at between 5pm to 6pm and the movies start from 7:30pm to 8:30pm), to feel the vibe and wander around to get a taste of the spread served by the artisanal food vendors.

Come early for the vibe and for food and drink to enjoy before your movie. Image supplied by The Galileo Open Air Cinema (Photo by @retroyspective)



Elevate your cinema experience and book the exclusive Galileo Royale, which screens on the first Wednesday of every month at Cape Town’s most exclusive venues. You will be welcomed with a drink, canapés, popcorn and a gift, and serenaded by a live music performance included in the ticket price. To round off your exclusive experience, you can order food from acclaimed restaurants at the various venues, while you wait to enjoy your movie as the sun sets.

Bring your friends and family to enjoy a movie under the stars. Image supplied by The Galileo Open Air Cinema (Photo by @retroyspective)






Cinema Type






30 March 2022

Wednesday Cruella PICNIC Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands) 18:00 19:30

31 March 2022

Thursday Luca PICNIC Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands) 18:00 19:30

1 April 2022

Friday Ferris Bueller's Day Off PICNIC Meerendal Wine Estate (Durbanville) 18:00 19:30

2 April 2022

Saturday Mamma Mia! PICNIC Plaisir Wine Estate (Franschhoek) 17:00 19:30

3 April 2022

Sunday Nomadland PICNIC Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands) 18:00 19:30

6 April 2022

Wednesday Yesterday ROYALE Beau Constantia (Constantia) 18:00 19:30

7 April 2022

Thursday Mean Girls PICNIC Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands) 18:00 19:30

8 April 2022

Friday The Call Of The Wind PICNIC Central Park (Century City) 18:00 19:30

9 April 2022

Saturday Bohemian Rhapsody PICNIC L'Avenir Estate (Stellenbosch) 17:00 19:30

10 April 2022

Sunday The Invisible Man PICNIC Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands) 18:00 19:30

14 April 2022

Thursday Dirty Dancing PICNIC Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands) 18:00 19:30

15 April 2022

Friday The Rocky Horror Picture Show PICNIC Battery Park (V&A Waterfront) 18:00 19:30

16 April 2022

Saturday P.S. I Love You PICNIC Knorhoek Wine Farm (Stellenbosch) 17:00 19:30

17 April 2022

Sunday Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (Special Easter Screening) PICNIC Meerendal Wine Estate (Durbanville) 16:00 19:30

21 April 2022

Thursday Reel Rock 16 PICNIC Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands) 18:00 19:30

22 April 2022

Friday Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy PICNIC Meerendal Wine Estate (Durbanville) 18:00 19:30

23 April 2022

Saturday Date Night PICNIC Glenelly Estate (Stellenbosch) 17:00 19:30

24 April 2022

Sunday Captain Fantastic PICNIC Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands) 18:00 19:30


The Galileo Picnic cost ranges from R109 standard to R195 VIP and up to R250 for special day screenings (Valentine’s Day, Halloween and Christmas).

The Galileo Royale costs R290p/p (includes entry, live music, movie, backrest, blanket, welcome drink, canapés & small popcorn).

Tickets & info at



  • The Galileo Open Air Cinema hosts extra special screening on special days like Halloween and Valentines Day, where guests can dress up. Book early for these, as they sell out quickly.

  • There will be food and alcohol sold at the venues or you can bring your own.

  • No alcohol is allowed to be brought into wine estate venues.

  • Plaisir Wine Estate and Blaauwklippen Wine Estate invite guests to enjoy an immersive market experience before the start of the movie and regrettably no food or drinks can be brought in at these venues.
  • Level 1 Covid regulations will apply.  


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