The Galileo Open Air Cinema

Friday nights at The Galileo Open Air Cinema

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Various venues
The Galileo Open Air Cinema

Friday nights at The Galileo Open Air Cinema

Screening location include Battery and Central parks, and Meerendal Wine Estate

On Fridays, The Galileo Open Air Cinema brings the weekend vibe and shows movies at rotating venues in and around Cape Town, all of them gorgeous. Come early and set up your own picnic, or explore the various food and drinks options on offer at the venue, then watch the show as the sun sets in the background. 

Friday night movies show at rotating venues in the city, and all of them have a wonderful atmosphere. Image:The Galileo Open Air Cinema (Photo by @retroyspective)



Every Picnic Fridays venue is a different and special experience. Venues include Battery Park at the V&A Waterfront, Central Park in Century City and Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville. From box-office hits to family favourites, the Galileo features movies that everyone – family and friends, co-workers or date – will enjoy, so pick the best one for your occasion. To watch a movie outside in the warm summer weather is a special experience. 

Enjoy a unique movie experience every Friday with The Galileo Open Air Cinema. Image: The Galileo Open Air Cinema (Photo by @retroyspective)



The rotating venues also have food and drinks for sale or you can bring your own picnic. Order from a range including pizza and shawarmas, plus there are drinks, alcoholic and non-, on sale. It goes without say there’s popcorn, as well as hot drinks (note: take cash). 

If you’re looking for a Friday date-night idea, The Galileo Open Air Cinema has introduced a Double Delight Ticket for 2 that includes reserved front-row seating, blankets and backrests, popcorn, smarties and fruit pastilles for two. If Friday doesn't suit you, there are also midweek movies, and Picnic Thursdays and Sundays at Kirstenbosch Gardens.

If you prefer getting the royal treatment, then the Galileo Royale is for you. That happens every first Wednesday of the month. 

There will be food and drinks on sale. Image: The Galileo Open Air Cinema (Photo by @retroyspective)






Cinema Type


Doors Open 

Movie Starts

7 January 2022 FRIDAY Dirty Dancing PICNIC Meerendal Wine Estate (Durbanville) 18:00 20:30
14 January 2022 FRIDAY Cool Runnings PICNIC Central Park (Century City) 18:00 20:30
21 January 2022 FRIDAY There's Something About Mary PICNIC Battery Park (V&A Waterfront) 18:00 20:30
28 January 2022 FRIDAY Grease PICNIC Meerendal Wine Estate (Durbanville) 18:00 20:15
4 February 2022 FRIDAY Coco PICNIC Central Park (Century City) 18:00 20:15
11 February 2022 FRIDAY Crazy Rich Asians PICNIC Battery Park (V&A Waterfront) 18:00 20:15
18 February 2022 FRIDAY A Star Is Born PICNIC Meerendal Wine Estate (Durbanville) 18:00 20:00
25 February 2022 FRIDAY The Greatest Showman PICNIC Meerendal Wine Estate (Durbanville) 18:00 20:00
4 March 2022 FRIDAY Monster-In-Law PICNIC Battery Park (V&A Waterfront) 18:00 19:45
11 March 2022 FRIDAY Jungle Cruise PICNIC Meerendal Wine Estate (Durbanville) 18:00 19:45
18 March 2022 FRIDAY Jock Of The Bushveld PICNIC Central Park (Century City) 18:00 19:30
25 March 2022 FRIDAY The Holiday PICNIC Battery Park (V&A Waterfront) 18:00 19:45
1 April 2022 FRIDAY Ferris Bueller's Day Off PICNIC Meerendal Wine Estate (Durbanville) 18:00 19:30
8 April 2022 FRIDAY The Call Of The Wind PICNIC Central Park (Century City) 18:00 19:30
15 April 2022 FRIDAY The Rocky Horror Picture Show PICNIC Battery Park (V&A Waterfront) 18:00 19:30
22 April 2022 FRIDAY Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy PICNIC Meerendal Wine Estate (Durbanville) 18:00 19:30



Tickets are from R109 at WebTickets.



  • For a more exclusive cinema experience, book The Galileo Royale experience, the first Wednesday of every month

  • There’s a weekday picnic experience at the Kirstenbosch Gardens on Thursdays and Sundays

  • Catch a Saturday movie in different locations in the Cape Winelands 

  • The Galileo Open Air Cinema’s rotating Picnic Fridays are Covid-19 compliant, and venues will accommodate a limited number of guests.The Galileo Open Air Cinema also hosts private birthday parties and end-of-year parties

  • Family-friendly movies will be shown over the December school holidays

  • Remember to bring some cash, as some food and drink vendors do not have card facilities  



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