The Galileo Open Air Cinema

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

A-list movies, food trucks, blankets + starlight = perfect summer evening out

Last updated: 18 October 2022

The Galileo Open Air Cinema movie schedule is live. Now in its 11th year The Galileo has become synonymous with magical experiences. It's where parents treat and bond with their kids, lovers propose, and friends celebrate unforgettable special days.

The Galileo Summer 2022/23 schedule kicks off with a special screening, the original A Nightmare On Elm Street on 31 October (scroll down for full schedule). Make the most of it: Dress up and arrive early to enjoy the sunset, pre-movie meal and drinks before cozying up with popcorn.


The Galileo Open Air Cinema is about magical experiences. Image: The Galileo Open Air Cinema (Photo by @retroyspective). 

WHAT'S NEW TO WATCH AT THE GALILEO

There are new movies like House of Gucci and Death on the Nile, and, of course, lots of cult classics and family favourites like School of Rock, The Goonies, Mamma Mia!, Home Alone and Grease. All hosted at magnificent venues, from Kirstenbosch Garden to a rotation at 15 wine farms (almost) every day of the week. Vibey music, roaming photo booths, food vendors and games are all part of this bucket list 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 AT KIRSTENBOSCH GARDENS

Gather the gang  to watch your favourite movie at Kirstenbosch, Cape Town’s largest and most popular garden, with impressive views from any vantage point. This is where A Nightmare On Elm Street will screen from. Or, for the musical and romance lovers, West Side Story or How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and more. Plus see some action and superhero favorites.


The Galileo Open Air Cinema also hosts birthday parties and end-of-year parties. Image: The Galileo Open Air Cinema (Photo by @retroyspective).


WEEKEND WINELANDS EVERY SATURDAY

Every Saturday The Galileo screens at a different wine farm. Experience some of the Western Cape’s oldest and most renowned wine-producing farms: Laborie Estate, Vredenheim and Neethlingshof Estate. Explore the lush gardens of Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards, Lourensford Wine Estate, Nooitgedacht Estate, Rhebokskloof Wine Estate and Knorhoek Wine Farm before settling down for a sunset movie. Or watch a movie with the backdrop of breathtaking mountain views at Stellenbosch Vineyards, Plaisir Wine Estate, Nederburg Wine Farm and L’Avenir Estate.


There’s a total of 15 wine farms that host The Galileo Open Air Cinema. Image: The Galileo Open Air Cinema (Photo by @retroyspective)

ARRIVE HUNGRY OR PACK A PICNIC

What’s a move without popcorn and a snack? That and other dinner options will be on sale from Sugar & Pop. Arrive hungry and enjoy a pre-movie picnic from the mini-market; mouth-watering pizza from Butlers Pizza, juicy burgers from Truck Norris and wraps. Ice-cold lagers, wine or bubbly by the glass and non-alcoholic beverages will be on sale from Typsy Gypsy. Lion Coffee has a large variety of hot drinks, and iced-coffee.

You may bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks into all venues except Blaauwlippen Wine Estate and Plaisir Wine Estate. More info on the food offering here.


There’s vegetarian and halal options available at the stalls. Image: The Galileo Open Air Cinema (Photo by@retroyspective)

BOOK YOUR TICKETS ONLINE NOW

There’s a variety of ticket options depending on the type of experience you want to have. The Galileo Picnic cost ranges from R129 per person standard and R175 to R275 for special day screenings (Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween, Chistmas Eve and Christmas Day). Pensioners (60+ years old) can book a Warm & Comfy ticket online for only R120 (a R30 discount)

Standard tickets: Includes picnic movie entry, R129 per person.

Comfy tickets: Includes picnic movie entry and backrest, R145 per person.

Warm & Comfy: Includes picnic movie entry, backrest and blanket, R150 per person.

Pensioner Special: Includes picnic movie entry, backrest and blanket, R120 per person. A valid ID needs to be displayed upon entry with your ticket you bought online.

Double Delight Ticket: Includes picnic movie entry, reserved front-row seating, backrest, blanket. Plus a snack combo – 2 x popcorn, 2 x Smarties & 2 x fruit pastilles, R380 for two people.

VIP: Includes picnic movie entry, premium reserved seating, backrest, blanket. Plus a snack combo – drink, chocolate and popcorn, R220 per person.

VVIP NEW OFFER: An exclusive ticket option will be available for two couples on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Includes entry, premium seating with plush décor, blankets, hot water bottle, snack combo – 2x popcorn, 2x smarties and  2x fruit pastilles. Complemented with a platter for two and a bottle of wine. R1750 for two people.

Tickets and information at www.thegalileo.co.za


All ticketing is handled by Webtickets. As soon as you purchase your ticket online, you will receive an email. Image: The Galileo Open Air Cinema (Photo by @retroyspective)

CELEBRATE SPECIAL DAYS AT THE GALILEO

There are five special screenings this summer, which all feature a themed movie. Note: There is no pensioners’ special on the special screenings on special days.

Halloween: 31 October 2022 at Kirstenbosch Garden. R200 per person. Includes themed Halloween movie entry, backrest, blanket and popcorn.

Christmas Eve: 24 December 2022 at Stellenbosch Vineyards. R250 per person. Includes themed Christmas movie entry, backrest, blanket, candy cane and Christmas hat.

Christmas Day: 25 December 2022 at Kirstenbosch Garden. R250 per person. Includes themed Christmas movie entry, backrest, blanket, candy cane and Christmas hat. 

Valentine's Day: 14 February 2023 at Nooitgedacht Wine Estate. R275 per person. Includes themed Valentine’s picnic movie entry, backrest, blanket, chocolate and welcome drink.                             

Easter: 09 April 2023 at Six Gun Grill Newlands Cricket Stadium (a new venue for selected shows). R175 per person. Includes themed picnic movie experience, an Easter egg and activities.


Book early for these events, as they sell out quickly. Image: The Galileo Open Air Cinema (Photo by @retroyspective).

GETTING ENGAGED AT THE GALILEO 

Birthdays and proposals get special treatment at The Galileo. You get free entry, a backrest, and a blanket when it’s your birthday week. Just arrive at the door with your ID and if it’s your birthday week (birthday week starts on a Monday and ends on a Sunday), you get in free.

The Galileo Open Air Cinema is also the ideal romantic setting to ask the once-in-a-lifetime question in the most memorable way. Follow the steps and fill in the form to arrange your proposal with The Galileo.


Get a special message projected on the big screen: The Galileo Open Air Cinema (Photo by @retroyspective).

SEE THE GALILEO SCHEDULE BELOW

Date

Day

Movie

Cinema type

Venue

Doors open

Book now

31 Oct

Mon

A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984) (Halloween Show)

Special show 

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

02 Nov

Wed

West Side Story (2021)

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

03 Nov

Thu

How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

04 Nov

Fri

Mamma Mia!

Picnic

Central Park, Century City

18h00

Book

05 Nov

Sat

A Star Is Born

Winelands Show

Lourensford Wine Estate

17h00

Book

09 Nov

Wed

The Notebook

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

10 Nov

Thu

House Of Gucci

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

11 Nov

Fri

School Of Rock

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

12 Nov

Sat

Serendipity

Winelands Show

Backsberg Family Wines, Franschhoek

17h00

Book

13 Nov

Sun

Encanto

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

16h00

Book

16 Nov

Wed

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

17 Nov

Thu

Death On The Nile

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

18 Nov

Fri

Harry Potter And The Sorcerers Stone

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

19 Nov

Sat

Rocketman

Winelands Show

Waterford Wine Estate

17h00

Book

22 Nov

Tue

Moulin Rouge

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

24 Nov

Thu

About A Boy

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

26 Nov

Sat

Me Before You

Winelands Show

Laborie Estate

17h00

Book

29 Nov

Tue

The Birdcage

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

30 Nov

Wed

Dog

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

01 Dec

Thu

Meet The Parents

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

02 Dec

Fri

The Goonies

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

17h00

Book

03 Dec

Sat

Music and Lyrics

Winelands Show

Knorhoek Wine Farm

18h00

Book

07 Dec

Wed

As Good As It Gets

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

08 Dec

Thu

The Theory Of Everything

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

09 Dec

Fri

Uncharted

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

10 Dec

Sat

Grease

Winelands Show

Plaisir Wine Estate

17h00

Book

13 Dec

Tue

The Bucket List

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

14 Dec

Wed

Ratatouille

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

17 Dec

Sat

Last Christmas

Winelands Show

Glenelly Estate

17h00

Book

22 Dec

Thu

Die Hard

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

23 Dec

Fri

Love Actually

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

24 Dec

Sat

Home Alone (Christmas Eve)

Special show 

Stellenbosch Vineyards

17h00

Book

25 Dec

Sun

Arthur Christmas (Christmas Day)

Special show 

Kirstenbosch Garden

17h00

Book

27 Dec

Tue

Sing 2

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

17h00

Book

28 Dec

Wed

Respect

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

29 Dec

Thu

The Holiday

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

30 Dec

Fri

The Great Gatsby

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

04 Jan

Wed

Lady And The Tramp (2019)

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

05 Jan

Thu

The Big Lebowski

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

06 Jan

Fri

The Greatest Showman

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

07 Jan

Sat

The Notebook

Winelands Show

Nederburg Wine Farm

17h00

Book

11 Jan

Wed

Belfast

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

12 Jan

Thu

Spiderman: No Way Home

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

13 Jan

Fri

Freaky Friday

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

14 Jan

Sat

My Best Friend's Wedding

Winelands Show

Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards

17h00

Book

18 Jan

Wed

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

19 Jan

Thu

Water For Elephants

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

20 Jan

Fri

The Karate Kid (1984)

Picnic

Central Park, Century City

18h00

Book

21 Jan

Sat

He's Just Not That Into You

Winelands Show

L'avenir Estate

17h00

Book

25 Jan

Wed

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

26 Jan

Thu

Joker

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

27 Jan

Fri

10 Things I Hate About You

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

28 Jan

Sat

The Proposal

Winelands Show

Stellenbosch Vineyards

17h00

Book

01 Feb

Wed

Nightmare Alley

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

02 Feb

Thu

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

03 Feb

Fri

Fighting With My Family  

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

04 Feb

Sat

Love Actually

Winelands Show

Blaauwklippen Wine Estate

17h00

Book

08 Feb

Wed

Julie And Julia

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

09 Feb

Thu

King Richard

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

10 Feb

Fri

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (2005)

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

11 Feb

Sat

Bohemian Rhapsody

Winelands Show

Backsberg Family Wines, Franschhoek

17h00

Book

14 Feb

Tue

Marry Me (Valentine's Show)

Special show 

Nooitgedacht Estate

17h00

Book

15 Feb

Wed

Four Weddings And A Funeral

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

16 Feb

Thu

Pretty Woman

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

17 Feb

Fri

Bridget Jone's Diary

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

18 Feb

Sat

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Winelands Show

Vredenheim Hudson's

17h00

Book

22 Feb

Wed

Judy

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

23 Feb

Thu

We're The Millers

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

24 Feb

Fri

Dune

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

25 Feb

Sat

The Holiday

Winelands Show

Lourensford Wine Estate

17H00

Book

01 Mar

Wed

Clueless

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

02 Mar

Thu

TBC

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

TBC

03 Mar

Fri

Wavescape

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

04 Mar

Sat

Mamma Mia!

Winelands Show

Nederburg Wine Farm

17h00

Book

08 Mar

Wed

Everything Everywhere At All Once

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

09 Mar

Thu

Sixteen Candles

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

10 Mar

Fri

Charlotte's Web

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

11 Mar

Sat

Wedding Crashers

Winelands Show

Neethlingshof Estate

17h00

Book

15 Mar

Wed

The Fault In Our Stars

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

16 Mar

Thu

TBC

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

TBC

17 Mar

Fri

Grease

Picnic

Central Park, Century City

18h00

Book

18 Mar

Sat

Pretty Woman

Winelands Show

Plaisir Wine Estate

17h00

Book

22 Mar

Wed

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

23 Mar

Thu

TBC

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

TBC

24 Mar

Fri

Cocktail

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

25 Mar

Sat

A Good Year

Winelands Show

Glenelly Estate

17h00

Book

29 Mar

Wed

TBC

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

TBC

30 Mar

Thu

Last Night In Soho

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

31 Mar

Fri

Ghostbusters Afterlife

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

01 Apr

Sat

Notting Hill

Winelands Show

Laborie Estate

17h00

Book

05 Apr

Wed

TBC

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

TBC

06 Apr

Thu

Crazy Stupid Love

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

07 Apr

Fri

The Lost City

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

08 Apr

Sat

About Time

Winelands Show

Stellenbosch Vineyards

17h00

Book

09 Apr

Sun

The Rise Of The Guardians (Easter Show)

Special show 

Six Gun Grill Newlands Cricket Stadium

16h00

Book

12 Apr

Wed

Marry Me

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

13 Apr

Thu

The Batman

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

14 Apr

Fri

Reel Rock 17

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

TBC

15 Apr

Sat

Grease

Winelands Show

Rhebokskloof Wine Estate

17h00

Book

19 Apr

Wed

The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

20 Apr

Thu

TBC

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

TBC

21 Apr

Fri

Cruella

Picnic

Central Park, Century City

18h00

Book

22 Apr

Sat

The Vow

Winelands Show

Waterford Wine Estate

17h00

Book

26 Apr

Wed

Breakfast At Tiffany's

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

27 Apr

Thu

Footloose (1984)

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

28 Apr

Fri

TBC

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

TBC

29 Apr

Sat

Mamma Mia!

Winelands Show

Lourensford Wine Estate

17h00

Book

Why not spend the day exploring the winelands before heading over to the set venue for the screening at some of the most scenic wine estates in the area

On weekdays, get to Kirstenbosch early and explore the botanical garden before setting up your spot for the evening, or buy your food at one of the many stalls to make the perfect picnic.


There is also a screening at Six Gun Grill Newlands Cricket Stadium and Central Park, Century City. Image: The Galileo Open Air Cinema (Photo by @retroyspective).


WHEN + WHERE TO GO  

The Galileo is available: 31 October 2022 to 29 April 2023
Find it: Different venues, from Kirstenbosch Garden to Stellenbosch
Book: Your tickets online
Contact on: 071 471 8728, hello@thegalileo.co.za, @thegalileo 

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