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

New venues, vendors and blockbuster films

Latest update: Friday, 12 January 2024

The magical Galileo is open from 10 November with some special additions like Bollywood and a dog-friendly show. Now in its 12th year, it's where parents bond with their kids, friends celebrate unforgettable special days and where locals like to impress their visitors. 

People have the best time when they come at least an hour early for the sunset, snacks and meals (including halaal friendly, gluten free and vegan) before they cosy up with popcorn and a movie.


Enjoy a movie night under the stars. Image: Galileo Open Air Cinema
 
 

SEE CLASSICS OR NEW BLOCKBUSTERS

There’s over 100 movies screening over the next 5 months, from summer into spring, including Bollywood, musicals, rom-coms, action, Westerns, and animations. 

The organisers are excited about classics like Grease, The Holiday, Back To The Future, The Godfather, City Slickers, Dirty Dancing, Pretty Woman, Grease, Notting Hill and The Shawshank Redemption

Plus new blockbusters like Oppenheimer, Barbie, Elvis, The Whale, The Little Mermaid , Elemental, Where The Crawdads Sing, Ticket to Paradise, Magic Mike’s Last Dance and Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 3. 


Watch an old favourite or something new. Image: Galileo Open Air Cinema

FURRY FRIENDS NOW WELCOME

Galileo has always been a kid’s playground, and now your pets are also allowed (for a special show). The proceeds of VID (Very Important Dog) tickets go to local dog heroes Oscar’s Arc. 

These will be two picnic-style show screenings with Marley and Me being screened on 24 November 2023 and A Star is Born on 19 January 2024 (both shows at Central Park, Century City).

Bring your four-legged companions along. Image: Galileo Open Air Cinema

NEW VENUES FOR A NEW SEASON

As per usual, the weekday slots for the open air cinema will be Kirstenbosch Garden, with the occasional Friday at Central Park, Century City. Saturdays are at alternating Winelands locations.

There are new Winelands locations like Morgenhof Wine Estate, Zevenwacht Wine Estate in Kuilsriver and Muratie Canvas (the stunning 360° glasshouse overlooking views of Muratie Wine Estate). They will also be the first venue to do a section of beanbags for seating in addition to the backrests.

Arrive early to make the most of the lawn games and food vendors. You’ll see kids playing Naughts & Crosses and giant Jenga, parents and friends guessing movie trivia or couples bonding over bubbly and popcorn.


Arrive early and play lawn games. Image: Galileo Open Air Cinema

PACK A PICNIC OR BUY FROM LOCAL VENDORS 

While you can bring your own food and drinks into certain venues, there’s lots to buy. This season at Kirstenbosch there will be Butler’s Pizza, a fan-favourite with popular items like the Funky Fabb and The Rotherham.

There's also 2 Kitchens, who makes nachos, chicken and beef shawarmas, as well as falafel and healthy platters. Zukule’s Eatery offers chicken beef and vegan burgers. Both of these vendors cater to halaal customers, and all vendors have vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free items.

For wine and champagne by the glass or bottle, there's the Tipsy Gypsy (with non alcoholic options too).

Food and drinks can be brought into all venues except Blaauwklippen Wine Estate and Laborie Estate, and alcohol is not allowed at Central Park and all Winelands locations.


Pair your movie with the perfect snack. Image: Galileo Open Air Cinema
 
 

CELEBRATE THE SPECIAL DAYS 

The Galileo gifts a free ticket during your birthday week (includes backrest and blanket). Plus, even if the screening of that day is sold out, room is made available. 

There are also special shows with themed decor and snacks to bring extra magic to this bucket list activity. This season there are four special shows, plus two fun-themed nights. 

  1. Christmas Eve: 24 December 2023 at Kirstenbosch Garden. Home Alone Special Christmas Eve Show. R275 per ticket which includes movie entry, Christmas hat, backrest, blanket, popcorn and a candy cane. Earlier in the week, enjoy a screening of Last Christmas.

  1. Christmas Day: 25 December 2023 at Kirstenbosch Garden. The Grinch Special Christmas Day Show. R275 per ticket which includes movie entry, Christmas hat, backrest, blanket, popcorn and a candy cane. 


Celebrate with a movie under the stars. Image: Galileo Open Air Cinema

  1. Valentines Day: 14 February 2024 at Nooitgedacht Estate. The Proposal – Special Valentine’s Day Show. R290 per ticket which includes movie entry, entertainment, backrest, blanket, welcome drink and a chocolate. Get into the romantic mood early with a February 10 screening of Notting Hill. 

  1. Easter Friday: 29 March 2024 at Central Park, Century City. Peter Rabbit Special Easter Show.  R175 per ticket which includes movie entry, entertainment, backrest, blanket and an easter egg. 

There will also be two themed nights. Catch Magic Mike’s Last Dance for International Women’s Day on March 8 and The Lorax on 21 March to celebrate Earth Day.

Please note: Birthdays, pensioners and student discounts do not apply on special shows. 


Enjoy the themed, special shows. Image: Galileo Open Air Cinema

BUY YOUR TICKETS 

There are a range of tickets based on the type of experience you’re wanting. Pensioners 60 and get discounted tickets at R130 per person, which include movie entry, a backrest and blanket. All tickets are purchased online through the Galileo website

Standard: R140 per person. Includes movie entry 

Comfy: R155 per person. Includes movie entry and a backrest. 

Warm & Comfy: R160 per person. Includes movie entry, backrest, blanket, reserved premium seating, drink, chocolate and popcorn.

Double Delight: R390 for two. Includes movie entry, backrest, blanket, front row seating, 2 popcorns, 2 Astros and 2 Fruit Pastilles. 

VIP: R230 per person. Includes movie entry, reserved prime seating, blanket, backrest, popcorn, beverage & chocolate.

VIP+: R800 for two. Includes movie entry, plush reclining backrest and pillows, blankets, 2 popcorns, 2 Whispers and 2 Fruit Pastilles.


Get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Image: Galileo Open Air Cinema 

PICK MOVIES FROM THE FULL SCHEDULE  

Date

Movies

Cinema Type

Venue

Doors Open

Book

FPB Rating

Friday 

12 Jan 

Elemental

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

PG 

Saturday 

13 Jan

How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days

Winelands 

Morgenhof Wine Estate

17:00 

Book

10

Tuesday

16 Jan

The Meddler 

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

10-12 PG

Wednesday

17 Jan

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of The Desert

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

13

Thursday

18 Jan 

Book Club: The Next Chapter

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

13 LS

Friday 

19 Jan

A Star is Born (Dog Friendly Show)

Picnic

Central Park, Century City

18:00

Book

16 D L S

Saturday

20 Jan

The Notebook

Winelands 

Backsberg Family Wines, Franschhoek

17:00

Book

16 S

Wednesday

24 Jan 

She Said

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

PG

Thursday

25 Jan

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

16 L N V

Friday 

26 Jan

The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

7-9 PG

Saturday

27 Jan

Crazy Stupid Love 

Winelands

Zevenwacht Wine Estate

17:00 

Book

13 L

Wednesday

31 Jan

The Lost King

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

10-12 PG L V

Thursday 

1 Feb

The Pursuit of Happyness

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

Friday 

2 Feb

Top Gun: 

Maverick

Picnic 

Central Park, Century City

18:00

Book

13 L V 

Saturday 

3 Feb

Me Before You

Winelands 

Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards

17:00 

Book

7-9 PG

Wednesday

7 Feb

A Man Called Otto

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

16 L V

Thursday  

8 Feb

Back To The Future

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

PG V

Friday

9 Feb

The Little Mermaid (2022)

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

PG V

Saturday 

10 Feb

Notting Hill 

Winelands 

Rhebokskloof Wine Estate

17:00 

Book

PG L

Wednesday 

14 Feb

The Proposal – Special Valentine’s Day Show

Special Show

Nooitgedacht Estate 

17:00 

Book

13 PG L

Thursday 

15 Feb

The Wedding Singer

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

A

Friday 

16 Feb

Gnomeo And Juliet 

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

PG V

Saturday 

17 Feb

Romeo And Juliet 

Winelands 

Lourensford Wine Estate

17:00

Book

PG V

Tuesday 

20 Feb

As Good As It Gets

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

13 L P V

Wednesday 

21 Feb

TBC

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

 

Friday 

23 Feb

Enchanted 

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

PG

Saturday 

24 Feb

While You Were Sleeping

Winelands 

Laborie Estate

17:00

Book

PG

Wednesday 

28 Feb

Where The Crawdads Sing

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

13 L P S SV V 

Thursday 

29 Feb

Leap Year

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

PG

Friday 

1 Mar

Wavescape Film Festival 2024

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

PG

Saturday 

2 Mar

Four Weddings And A Funeral

Winelands 

Glenelly Estate

17:00 

Book

10 L

Wednesday 

6 Mar

Chicago

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

13 L

Thursday 

7 March

Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

13 V

Friday 

8 Mar

Magic Mike’s Last Dance - International Women’s Day

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

13 S

Saturday 

9 Mar

Elvis

Winelands 

Plaisir Wine Estate

17:00

Book

16 DLP V PPS

Wednesday

13 Mar

Coco Before Chanel

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

10-12 PG

Thursday 

14 Mar

The Godfather 

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

16 V

Friday 

15 Mar

Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 3

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

13 L V

Saturday

16 Mar

The Holiday

Winelands 

Backsberg Family Wines, Franschhoek

17:00 

Book

PG L

Wednesday 

20 Mar

TBC

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

 

Thursday 

21 Mar

The Lorax

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

Friday 

22 Mar

TBC

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

 

Saturday 

23 Mar

50 First Dates 

Winelands 

Zevenwacht Wine Estate

17:00

Book

PG L

Wednesday 

27 Mar

The Addams Family (1991)

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

10 V

Thursday 

28 Mar

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

PG

Friday 

29 Mar

Peter Rabbit Special Easter Show

Special Show

Central Park, Century City

17:00

Book

PG V 

Saturday 

30 Mar

Ticket to Paradise

Winelands 

Blaauwklippen Wine Estate

17:00 

Book

13 D L

Wednesday 

3 Apr

TBC

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

 

Thursday 

4 Apr

The Horse Whisperer

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

Friday 

5 Apr

Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

16 LPV

Saturday 

6 Apr

The Greatest Showman

Winelands 

Stellenbosch Waldorf School 

17:00 

Book

10-12 PG PV 

Wednesday 

10 Apr

Shotgun Wedding

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

16 L V

Thursday 

11 Apr

Avatar: The Way of Water

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

13 L V

Friday 

12 Apr

Aladdin (2019)

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

7-9 PG P V

Saturday 

13 Apr

The Great Gatsby

Winelands 

Morgenhof Wine Estate

17:00

Book

10-12 PG V

Wednesday 

17 Apr

Bride & Prejudice 

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

PG

Thursday 

18 Apr

Barbie 

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

13 L P V

Friday 

19 Apr

Penguins

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

PG 

Saturday 

20 Apr

Dirty Dancing

Winelands 

Nederburg Wine Farm 

17:00 

Book

13 PG

Wednesday 

24 Apr

Oppenheimer

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

13 VL

Thursday

25 Apr

Jumanji (1995)

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18:00

Book

PG

Friday 

26 Apr

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Picnic 

Central Park, Century City

18:00

Book

10-12 PG

Saturday 

27 Apr

Grease 

Winelands 

Lourensford Wine Estate

17:00 

Book

PG


HAVE A STARLIT MOVIE NIGHT 

The Galileo is open: 8 November 2023 to 27 April 2024
Find it: Various venues
Book: via The Galileo's website
Contact on: 071 471 8728, hello@thegalileo.co.za, @thegalileo 

By Sarah Williams 

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