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A New Schedule of Movies at Kirstenbosch This Season

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A New Schedule of Movies at Kirstenbosch This Season

Great films, delicious food, comfy seats and a starry sky; what a movie experience!

The Galileo Open Air Cinema has become a Cape Town summer calendar highlight, and the much-anticipated 2017-2018 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 Wednesday, 1 November 2017 with an iconic musical; Grease.

The weekly cinema nights give film buffs the chance to laze on the lush lawns of Cape Town’s oldest botanical garden with popcorn, picnic baskets and a consistent dose of cult classics, sci-fi flicks, rom-coms and some award-winning dramas. Galileo is by far the best way to spend your Wednesday nights.

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 box, the open-air cinema area boasts a wide array of gourmet food and drink vendors peddling yummy treats and, of course, popcorn – as no movie is complete without it. For the first time this season, you can pre-order a picnic box. They cost R140/p and can be bought along with your tickets. The basket contains an Osumo wrap, juice, apple, chocolate, popcorn and chips.

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 2017-2018 THE GALILEO OPEN-AIR CINEMA AT KIRSTENBOSCH (WEDNESDAYS)

DATE

FILM DETAILS

START TIME

1 NOV

Grease

7:45pm

8 NOV

The Other Woman

7:45pm

15 NOV

Mr & Mrs Smith

8pm

22 NOV

Inception

8pm

29 NOV

Pretty Woman

8pm

6 DEC

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

8:15pm

13 DEC

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

8:15pm

20 DEC

The Secret Life of Pets

8:30pm

25 DEC

The Santa Clause

8:30pm

27 DEC

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

8:30pm

3 JAN

The Secret of My Success (1987)

8:30pm

10 JAN

Bridesmaids

8:30pm

17 JAN

Saturday Night Fever

8:30pm

24 JAN

The Devil Wears Prada

8:15pm

31 JAN

Big

8:15pm

7 FEB

The Time Traveler's Wife

8pm

21 FEB

Before the Flood

8pm

28 FEB

The Lion King

7:45pm

7 MAR

The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

7:45pm

14 MAR

Why Him?

7:45pm

21 MAR

Split

7:45pm

28 MAR

City of Angels

7:45pm

2 APR

The Sound of Music

7:45pm

11 APR

Before Sunrise

7:30pm

18 APR

The Danish Girl

7:30pm

25 APR

Sixteen Candles

7:30pm


Please note that on Monday, 25 December 2017, the festive screening of The Santa Clause will take place at Kirstenbosch. Also, on Wednesday, 14 February 2017 a very 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.

Not in your neighbourhood? You can also catch The Galileo Open Air Cinema experience at Bloemendal Wine Estate, the V&A Waterfront, at one of the pop-up events in the Cape Winelands and selected venues in the city. You can also check out Family Sundays at Kelvin Grove

TICKETS FOR THE 2017-2018 THE GALILEO OPEN-AIR CINEMA AT KIRSTENBOSCH (WEDNESDAYS)

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 GALILEO OPEN-AIR CINEMA AT KIRSTENBOSCH (WEDNESDAYS)

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 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 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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