The Galileo Open Air Cinema

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Get Comfy at Kirstenbosch Movie Nights on Wednesdays and Thursdays

Great films, fabulous scenery, delicious food and cosy seats – look forward to a night of romance and entertainment

The perfect mid-week stress reliever is sitting under a canopy of stars at the picturesque Kirstenbosch Gardens, while enjoying blockbusters such as The Holiday, Pretty Woman or The Breakfast Club. Plus, there is a special Halloween screening of Pet Sematary (2019) as well as a special Christmas screening of How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

Every Wednesday and Thursday, film-lovers get 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, rom-coms and some award-winning dramas. 




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.

There are also interactive games and music to keep you and the family entertained before the shows start. Doors open at 6pm, and the movies start after sunset.

OTHER VENUES FOR 2019/20
On Fridays, The Galileo Open Air Cinema rotates between the Waterfront’s Battery Park, Century City, Meerendal Wine Estate and Steenberg Farm in Tokai. From The Notebook to Rocketman, see all The Galileo Open Air Cinema Friday movies.

Saturday nights are for discovering exciting new places as the experience travels to various wine farms throughout the season. See the full list of The Galileo Open Air Cinema Winelands venues and movies.

Family Sundays are a select series of Sunday screenings happening over the school holidays at Kelvin Grove in Newlands. See all The Galileo Open Air Cinema movies at the Family Sunday screenings. Also check out The Galileo Open Air Cinema’s entire line-up for Cape Town



KIRSTENBOSCH FULL LINE-UP: 

Date Day Movie Age
restriction
Venue Doors
open
Movie
starts
16 Oct 2019 Wednesday A Star Is Born (2018) 16 DLS Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  19:45 
17 Oct 2019 Thursday A Lot Like Love PG Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  19:45 
23 Oct 2019 Wednesday Wonder 7-9PG V Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  19:45 
24 Oct 2019 Thursday Goldfinger PG Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  19:45 
30 Oct 2019 Wednesday Sweet Home Alabama 13PG L Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  19:45 
31 Oct 2019 Thursday Halloween Special Screening: Pet Sematary (2019) 16 HLV Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  19:45 
6 Nov 2019 Wednesday Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 10 S Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  19:45 
7 Nov 2019 Thursday Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival NR Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  19:45 
13 Nov 2019 Wednesday Avatar 13PG LV Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  20:00 
14 Nov 2019 Thursday What Men Want 16 LS Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  20:00 
20 Nov 2019 Wednesday Into The Wild 13 M L N Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  20:00 
21 Nov 2019 Thursday Lion PG Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  20:00 
27 Nov 2019 Wednesday Mother’s Day 10-12 PG L Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  20:00 
28 Nov 2019 Thursday Pretty Woman 13 Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  20:00 
4 Dec 2019 Wednesday The Holiday PG L Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  20:15 
5 Dec 2019 Thursday Love Actually 13 L N S Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  20:15 
11 Dec 2019 Wednesday The Secret Life of Pets PG V Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  20:15 
12 Dec 2019 Thursday Confessions Of A Shopaholic PG Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  20:15 
18 Dec 2019 Wednesday Spud 10 LSV Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  20:30 
19 Dec 2019 Thursday Finding Dory PG Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  20:30 
25 Dec 2019 Wednesday Christmas Special Screening: How The Grinch Stole Christmas A Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  20:30 
26 Dec 2019 Thursday Home Alone 2: Lost In New York PG Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  20:30 
1 Jan 2020 Wednesday What To Expect When You’re Expecting 13 L Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  20:30 
2 Jan 2020 Thursday The Addams Family (1991) 10 V Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  20:30 
8 Jan 2020 Wednesday Mary Poppins Returns PG IAT Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  20:30 
9 Jan 2020 Thursday The Princess Bride PG Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  20:30 
15 Jan 2020 Wednesday Coyote Ugly 13PG Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  20:30 
16 Jan 2020 Thursday Green Book 13 DLPV Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  20:30 
22 Jan 2020 Wednesday The Upside 13 DL Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  20:15 
23 Jan 2020 Thursday Samsara PG 13 Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  20:15 
29 Jan 2020 Wednesday Bollywood: Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… Not Rated Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  20:15 
30 Jan 2020 Thursday The Sixth Sense 13 V Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  20:15 
5 Feb 2020 Wednesday Magic Mike 16 LNSD Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  20:00 
6 Feb 2020 Thursday Instant Family 13 L Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  20:00 
12 Feb 2020 Wednesday Dear John 10 LV Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  20:00 
13 Feb 2020 Thursday High Fidelity 13 L Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  20:00 
19 Feb 2020 Wednesday The Big Sick 16 DLPS Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  20:00 
20 Feb 2020 Thursday Cool Runnings A Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  20:00 
26 Feb 2020 Wednesday Letters To Juliet PG Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  19:45 
27 Feb 2020 Thursday American Pie 16 L N S Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  19:45 
4 Mar 2020 Wednesday Mystic Pizza 13 L Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  19:45 
5 Mar 2020 Thursday Amélie 13 Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  19:45 
11 Mar 2020 Wednesday Juno 13PG Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  19:45 
12 Mar 2020 Thursday Reel Rock 14 Not Rated Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  19:45 
18 Mar 2020 Wednesday Braveheart 13 V Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  19:45 
19 Mar 2020 Thursday I Feel Pretty 13 DLNPS Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  19:45 
25 Mar 2020 Wednesday The Wizard Of Oz PG Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  19:45 
26 Mar 2020 Thursday Trolls PG Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  19:45 
1 Apr 2020 Wednesday Cast Away 10-12PG Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  19:45 
2 Apr 2020 Thursday Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom 10-12 PG PV Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  19:45 
8 Apr 2020 Wednesday Casablanca PG  Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  19:30 
9 Apr 2020 Thursday The Breakfast Club 13 L Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  19:30 
15 Apr 2020 Wednesday Out Of Africa A Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  19:30 
16 Apr 2020 Thursday Runaway Bride A Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  19:30 
22 Apr 2020 Wednesday Clueless A Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  19:15 
23 Apr 2020 Thursday Movie TBC TBC Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 18:00  19:15

TICKETS FOR THE GALILEO OPEN-AIR CINEMA 
Tickets for the entire season are now on sale and can be purchased online via TheGalileo.co.za. Do note that if the 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

Standard ticket

Entry only

R109pp

Warm ticket

Plus blanket

R117pp

Comfy ticket

Plus backrest

R125pp

Warm and comfy ticket

Plus blanket and backrest

R130pp

VIP

Reserved premium seating, 
blanket, backrest, Coke and 
a Frey chocolate

R195pp

Snuggle (couples)

Front row mattress, two blankets, 
two pillows and a chocolate box from Frey

R360 per couple

 

 

 

By Daryn Wood

 

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