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The Galileo Open Air Cinema is back

by Tania Griffin

The Galileo Open Air Cinema, Cape Town’s beloved outdoor movie experience, is gearing up for another spectacular season under the stars. Mark those calendars for 31 October 2023, when The Galileo kicks off its summer season – a bucket-list activity that will run until the end of April 2024. With over 100 iconic movies on the roster, this summer promises a line-up that wows, catering to every movie lover and all ages. 

From heart-warming family classics to tear-jerker rom-coms, toe-tapping musicals, Bollywood, iconic cult classics and golden oldies, The Galileo Open Air Cinema offers the ultimate setting for an enchanting evening with friends, romantic date nights, birthday celebrations, family gatherings, or even team ‘end-of-year’ parties.

For this 12th star-studded season, The Galileo promises to whisk you away to some of the most breathtaking venues in Cape Town and the Cape Winelands. Weekdays will see screenings hosted at the picturesque Kirstenbosch Gardens, while selected Fridays will light up Central Park in Century City. Saturdays are all about alternating wine estates across Paarl, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Somerset West.

The good news just keeps getting better with NEW seasonal specials also on offer, aimed at enhancing the cinematic adventure and saving you a few ‘randelas’. For those celebrating birthdays, The Birthday Special ensures a free ticket in the week of your birthday. Seniors aged 60 and over can enjoy The Pensioner Discount Ticket* available every day of the week, except during special shows. Students from tertiary education institutions can also make use of The Student Discount Ticket* by redeeming a Varsity Vibe code. 

Special shows

The Galileo’s commitment to creating unforgettable experiences shines through in its special shows: from Halloween-themed décor as season kick-off to Easter Egg hunts and Christmas festivities, giant lawn games, themed décor and entertainment collide, all adding a little cheer and ensuring these shows are not to be missed.

Halloween (31 October 2023): Scream (1996) at Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands

Christmas Eve (24 December 2023) Home Alone at Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands 

Christmas Day (25 December 2023): The Grinch at Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands

Valentine’s Day (14 February 2024): The Proposal at Nooitgedacht Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

Easter Friday (29 March 2024): Peter Rabbit at Central Park, Century City

The Galileo offers more than a screening of movie magic but also an opportunity to immerse yourself in the season’s ambience with lively music, awe-inspiring views, outdoor games, good food and great company. When the doors open, you’ll have ample time to settle in and claim your spot on the lawn. Savour a delightful pre-movie picnic with various food options available at the on-site food stalls, then snuggle up in the blankets and backrests provided and cue the happy memories of a summer evening, unlike any other!

Tickets can be purchased online, starting at just R140 per person. Weekdays commence at 6 p.m., and Saturdays at 5 p.m., with the movie starting after sunset.

Discount tickets* – Only available to book online via Webtickets.co.za and exclude special shows.

To explore the full movie schedule and secure your seat under the starlit sky, visit The Galileo website.

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