The Galileo Open Air Cinema

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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)

 

ENJOY A MOVIE IN A BOTANICAL GARDEN

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)

 

GET THE 5 STAR ROYALE TREATMENT 

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)

 

SEE CLASSIC AND NEW MOVIES IN EXQUISITE LOCATIONS

Date

Day

Movie

Cinema Type

Venue

Doors

open

Movie

starts

25 November 2021

Thursday

Scent Of A Woman

PICNIC

Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)

18:00

20:00

26 November 2021

Friday

Mamma Mia! 

PICNIC

Central Park (Century City)

18:00

20:00

27 November 2021

Saturday

Grease

PICNIC

Plaisir Wine Estate (Franschhoek)

17:00

20:00

28 November 2021

Sunday

Out Of Africa

PICNIC

Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)

18:00

20:00

1 December 2021

Wednesday

Chicago

ROYALE

Beau Constania (Constantia)

18:00

 

20:15

 

2 December 2021

Thursday

Chef

PICNIC

Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)

18:00

 

20:15

 

3 December 2021

Friday

Soul

PICNIC

Battery Park (V&A Waterfront)

18:00

20:15

4 December 2021

Saturday

The Holiday

PICNIC

L'Avenir Estate (Stellenbosch)

18:00

20:15

5 December 2021

Sunday

Minari

PICNIC

Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)

18:00

20:15

9 December 2021

Thursday

Knives Out

PICNIC

Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)

18:00

20:15

10 December 2021

Friday

Aladdin (2019)

PICNIC

Meerendal Wine Estate (Durbanville)

18:00

20:15

11 December 2021

Saturday

Love Actually

PICNIC

Lourensford Wine Estate (Durbanville)

18:00

20:15

12 December 2021

Sunday

Runaway Bride

PICNIC

Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)

18:00

20:15

16 December 2021

Thursday

Cruella

PICNIC

Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)

18:00

20:30

17 December 2021

Friday

Mulan (2020)

PICNIC

Battery Park (V&A Waterfront)

18:00

20:30

18 December 2021

Saturday

The Greatest Showman

PICNIC

Plaisir Wine Estate (Franschhoek)

18:00

20:30

19 December 2021

Sunday

Life of Pi

PICNIC

Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)

18:00

20:30

23 December 2021

Thursday

Four Christmases

PICNIC

Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)

18:00

20:30

24 December 2021

Friday

The Grinch

PICNIC

Meerendal Wine Estate (Durbanville)

18:00

20:30

25 December 2021

Saturday

Home Alone

PICNIC (Special screening)

Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)

18:00

20:30

26 December 2021

Sunday

Elf

PICNIC (Special screening)

Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)

18:00

20:30

30 December 2021

Thursday

Raya And The Last Dragon

PICNIC

Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)

18:00

20:30

1 January 2022

Saturday

Sleepless in Seattle 

PICNIC

Laborie Estate (Paarl)

17:00

20:30

2 January 2022

Sunday 

The Age Of Adaline

PICNIC

Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)

18:00

20:30

5 January 2022

Wednesday

Breakfast At Tiffany's

ROYALE

Beau Constania (Constantia)

18:00 20:30 

6 January 2022

Thursday

Little Woman (2019)

PICNIC

Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)

18:00 20:30 

7 January 2022

Friday

Dirty Dancing

PICNIC

Meerendal Wine Estate (Durbanville)

18:00 20:30 

8 January 2022

Saturday

50 First Dates

PICNIC

Neethlingshof Estate (Stellenbosch)

17:00 20:30 

9 January 2022

Sunday

TBC

PICNIC

Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)

18:00 20:30 

13 January 2022

Thursday

Up

PICNIC

Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)

18:00 20:30

14 January 2022

Friday

Cool Runnings

PICNIC

Central Park (Century City)

18:00 20:30

15 January 2022

Saturday

Forrest Gump

PICNIC

Nelson Wine Estate (Paarl)

17:00 20:30

16 January 2022

Sunday

TBC

PICNIC

Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)

18:00 20:30

20 January 2022

Thursday

The Little Things

PICNIC

Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)

18:00 20:30

21 January 2022

Friday

There's Something About Mary

PICNIC

Battery Park (V&A Waterfront)

18:00 20:30

22 January 2021

Saturday

My Best Friend's Wedding

PICNIC

Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards (Franschhoek)

17:00 20:30

23 January 2022

Sunday

The Father

PICNIC

Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)

18:00 20:30

27 January 2022

Thursday

Doctor Sleep

PICNIC

Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)

18:00 20:30

28 January 2022

Friday

Grease

PICNIC

Meerendal Wine Estate (Durbanville)

18:00 20:30

29 January 2022

Saturday

Pretty Woman

PICNIC

Leopard's leap Family Vineyards (Franschhoek)

17:00 20:30

30 January 2022

Sunday 

The Fast And The Furious

PICNIC

Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)

18:00 20:30

2 February 2021

Wednesday

Into The Wild

ROYALE

Beau Constantia (Constantia)

18:00 20:15

3 February 2022

Thursday

Jerry Maguire

PICNIC

Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)

18:00 20:15

4 February 2022

Friday

Coco

PICNIC

Central Park (Century City)

18:00 20:15

5 February 2022

Saturday About Time PICNIC Nederburg Wine Farm (Paarl) 17:00 20:15

6 February 2022

Sunday Easy Rider PICNIC Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands) 18:00 20:15

10 February 2022

Thursday The Proposal PICNIC Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands) 18:00 20:15

11 February 2022

Friday Crazy Rich Asians PICNIC Battery Park (V&A Waterfront) 18:00 20:15

12 February 2022

Saturday The Notebook PICNIC Warwick Wine Estate (Stellenbosch) 17:00 20:15

13 February 2022

Sunday Pride And Prejudice PICNIC Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands) 18:00 20:15

14 February 2022

Monday Notting Hill (Valentine's Day Special Screening) PICNIC Nooitgedacht Estate (Stellenbosch) 18:00 20:00

17 Feburary 2022

Thursday The Breakfast Club PICNIC Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands) 18:00 20:00

18 February 2022

Friday A Star Is Born PICNIC Meerendal Wine Estate (Durbanville) 18:00 20:00

19 February 2022

Saturday How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days PICNIC Blaauwklippen Wine Estate (Stellenbosch) 17:00 20:00

20 February 2022

Sunday Chariots Of Fire PICNIC Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands) 18:00 20:00

24 February 2022

Thursday The Shawshank Redemption PICNIC Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands) 18:00

20:00

25 February 2022

Friday The Greatest Showman PICNIC Meerendal Wine Estate (Durbanville) 18:00 20:00

26 February 2022

Saturday Under The Tuscan Sun PICNIC De Meye Vineyards (Stellenbosch) 17:00 20:00

27 February 2022

Sunday Ford V Ferrari PICNIC Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands) 18:00 20:00

2 March 2022

Wednesday Memoirs Of A Geisha ROYALE Radisson Blu Hotel (V&A Waterfront) 18:00 19:45

3 March 2022

Thursday Slumdog Millionaire PICNIC Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands) 18:00 19:45

4 March 2022

Friday Monster-In-Law PICNIC Battery Park (V&A Waterfront) 18:00 19:45

5 March 2022

Saturday Armageddon PICNIC Stellenbosch Vineyards (Stellenbosch) 17:00 19:45

6 March 2022

Sunday Les Misérables PICNIC Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands) 18:00 19:45

10 March 2022

Thursday Reel Rock 16 PICNIC Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands) 18:00 19:45

11 March 2022

Friday TBC PICNIC Meerendal Wine Estate (Durbanville) 18:00 19:45

12 March 2022

Saturday

The Proposal PICNIC Warwick Wine Estate (Stellenbosch) 17:00 19:45

13 March 2022

Sunday The Royal Tenenbaums PICNIC Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands) 18:00 19:45

17 March 2022

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

18 March 2021

Friday Jock Of The Bushveld PICNIC Central Park (Century City) 18:00 19:30

19 March 2022

Saturday Invictus PICNIC Rhebokskloof Wine Estate (Paarl) 18:00 19:30

20 March 2022

Sunday Keeping Up With The Kandasamys  PICNIC Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands) 18:00 19:30

24 March 2022

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

25 March 2022

Friday The Holiday PICNIC Battery Park (V&A Waterfront) 18:00 19:30

26 March 2022

Saturday The Secret Garden (2020) PICNIC Lourensford Wine Estate (Somerset West) 17:00 19:30

27 March 2022

Sunday Grease 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 TBC  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 TBC 17:00 19:30

24 April 2022

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


BOOK YOUR TICKETS ONLINE NOW

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, back rest, blanket, welcome drink, canapés & small popcorn).

Tickets & info at www.thegalileo.co.za

 

GOOD TO KNOW

  • 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 2 Covid regulations will apply and venues will take only 50% capacity.  

 

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