The Galileo Open Air Cinema, renowned for its unforgettable outdoor movie experiences is set to captivate Cape Town and the Winelands with an extraordinary screening line-up – I’m off to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens for a screening tonight.
Cape Town’s beloved outdoor movie experience, The Galileo Open Air Cinema is geared up for another spectacular summer season under the stars, kicking off in November and running 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. As the team unveils 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 Garden, 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 Galileo values its audience. This season, they’ve introduced special deals to enhance your cinematic adventure. Celebrate your birthday with their Birthday Special, offering you a complimentary ticket during your birthday week. Seniors aged 60 and over can enjoy The Pensioner Discount Ticket, available every day except during special shows. For the students of Stellenbosch University and surrounds, don’t miss The Student Discount Ticket by redeeming a Varsity Vibe code.
What I’ve also learnt is that as much as you can usually take your own picnic, the food stalls have such a wonderful selection that it really is advisable to travel light, and support them.
Cape Winelands Screenings
This season there’s a special emphasis on the Winelands, with a host of incredible shows lined up across Somerset West to Stellenbosch, Paarl, and Franschhoek. Every Saturday, the movie magic travels to roving venues that allow for the usual perks of a perfect Galileo evening, offering the opportunity to tick off some new wine farms on the local travel list or a good excuse for another visit to an already firm favourite.
This ensures all the favourite venues stay firmly in place, so earmark the dates accordingly and enjoy the iconic settings such as Leopards Leap, Blaauwklippen, Nederburg, Glenelly, and Lourensford estates as you soak in the wonderous setting, fine wines and unrivalled scenic beauty of these crowd-pleasing venues.
In Stellenbosch, the Muratie Canvas at Muratie Wine Estate offers an all-weather experience in absolute comfort with the clear-view marquee, allowing 360-degree views of the surrounding Winelands. This is a new and unique offering which includes reserved, exclusive seating at the back, as well as delicious treats.
Just outside Stellenbosch, on the slopes of the Simonsberg mountains, Morgenhof Wine Estate shines as another new venue, where an unforgettable picnic on lush grass is topped only by fine wines and panoramic views. The Stellenbosch Waldorf School, part of the larger Spier Wine Estate, is another newbie sure to wow. This venue has a spacious lawn encircled by trees and mountains and is the perfect backdrop for family reunions and weekend plans that cater to all ages.
Finally, Zevenwacht Wine Estate completes the new addition to Galileo’s own ‘wine route’, where movie-goers can admire panoramic views of Table Mountain, Table Bay, and False Bay while enjoying the outdoor movie magic.
This season, The Galileo reignites the romance with a selection of stellar love stories and timeless classics like “Dirty Dancing,” “Pretty Woman,” “Notting Hill,” and “The Notebook”, sure to tick all the date-night boxes. For those who prefer more action, there’s a new biographical musical drama, “Elvis,” and the adrenalin-spiking “Top Gun: Maverick,” ensuring something for everyone at The Galileo.
Celebrate the start of summer in true Galileo style. The ultimate recipe for date nights, family fun and birthday bashes remains beautifully simple – arrive early as the gates open to indulge in a delectable array of on-site culinary delights perfectly complemented by the estate’s fine wines. As the sun dips, snuggle up close with loved ones and savour an unbeatable movie experience at some of Cape Wineland’s most astounding venues.
To explore the full movie schedule and secure your seat under the starlit sky, visit www.thegalileo.co.za. For more information and inquiries, please contact The Galileo Open Air Cinema at Phone: 071 471 8728 and Email: email@example.com.