The Galileo Open Air Cinema

31 October 2016 to 29 April 2017

Galileo Open Air CinemaThe Galileo Open Air Cinema offers a movie experience with cinematic delights, delectable treats and scenery at some of Cape Town’s top venues. Each day of the week, the outdoor cinema is set up in a different venue. 

Venue: Hillcrest Quarry,Tygerberg Valley Rd, Durbanville, Cape Town

Venue: Kirstenbosch Gardens, Rhodes Dr, Newlands, Cape Town

Venue: V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Every Second Friday
Venue: Various including The Castle of Good Hope, Central Park Century City, Fedisa Rooftop, Meerendal Wine Estate and Noordhoek Common
Time: Doors open at 6pm | Movie starts at sunset

Every Second Saturday
Venue: Various in the Cape Winelands
Time: Doors open at 5pm | Movie starts at sunset

Family Sundays (Selected Sundays during school holidays)
Venue: Kelvin Grove Club, 144 Campground Rd, Newlands, Cape Town
Time: Doors open at 4pm | Movie starts at sunset
Cost: R79  | R87 incl. blanket  |  R95 incl. backrest  |  R100 incl. blanket + backrest  |  R159 incl. blanket, backrest, Savanna, sweets, prime seating

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To stand a chance to win a voucher for two for The Galileo Open Air Cinema for a show of your choice (subject to availability), simply leave your full name and a comment below. Draw takes place on 9 March 2017.
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Tel:  071 471 8728
Email: hello@thegalileo.co.za
Website: thegalileo.co.za
Facebook: The Galileo Open Air Cinema
Twitter: @Galileo_Cinema




Discussion432 Comments

  1. Karin Lee Howard

    Cool, I haven’t been to the movies in ages, this would be an awesome way to go again. Tkts Plz!!

  2. Khuselwa Ncwana ,my partner lost his job in December ,he has been in depresses mode since,If i win i would take out and cheer his up .Thanks

  3. I would absolutely love this,

    To spoil my handsome gorgeous fiance,

    He truly is amazing and the love of my life and he deserves the world, please choose us 🙂

  4. Will definitely be watching something this year. Romantic times with my one and only. Love this, in such a beautiful city

  5. Hi it would be so awesome to win the two tickets, seeing that the draw is taking place on my Birthday (9 March). Watching a movie under the stars with hubby would be the perfect Birthday gift!

  6. Even though I’ve read Life of Pi, I still haven’t seen the movie! Seeing such a visually beautiful movie on the big screen can only be impressive.

    If you have any tickets available for 01-Apr, Life of PI at Anthonij Rupert Wine Estate, please throw my name in the hat;)

  7. I’ll make this easy. Please may I have the voucher two for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, on 30 March at V&A. I’m a big fan, and quite frankly, this may be the last time I get to see it on the big screen.

  8. Jeanlè Casarin

    Both my boyfriend and I are movie lovers and this just screams DATE NIGHT. PLEASE consider me so I can spoil him to enjoy this unique experience.

  9. Hane' Ollewagen

    Can you just imagine cuddling up with you hubby watching a open air film with table mountain in the background….💜

  10. I would love to win tickets as I’ve always wanted to experience the open-air cinema but have never had the chance.

  11. Amongs all the Whatsonincapetown events and outings the open air cinema is still my favourite. Realy enjoyable with great food and activities. The absolute great way to totally enjoy and relax.

  12. I have never done such a thing and it look frikken awesome. I would love to take my boyfriend on a romanticle date here!!!

  13. Nothing beats this stunning outdoor setup in one of the most beautiful cities in South Africa. Screams romance!

  14. Would love to win tickets and ask this girl I’ve been eyeing for a while now to join me – surely she’ll have to say yes!

  15. I would love to take my daughter for a girl’s night as there aren’t many “cool” things teenagers want to do with their parents😂I would be scoring some serious brownie points!

  16. Kayla Schoenknecht

    My newly married husband I are heading down to Cape Town in April. We are really looking forward to going to the open air theatre. Only heard good things about it. Winning two tickets would definitely help our budget 😁.

  17. Hi 🙂

    Newly seeing this special lady and would love to surprise her with this romantic movie and make it official if you give me the chance 🙂



  18. I have never gotten to do anything like that. We don’t get experience like this where we live. Please do this for me and my sister.

  19. I would love to go as I booked for my first one in December but it was cancelled due bad weather condition and I was not able to attend the reschedule 🙁

  20. This would be a perfect 2year anniversary date for the 26th April or in that week. It would be beautiful and fun for my partner and I. Please pick me. We’ve never been before. It would be an experience.

    Kind regards
    Michelle and Vasco

  21. I just moved to Cape Town to come study. On a tight budget but have a bucket list for living in CT, which includes a Galileo show 😀

  22. Adriana Jochelson

    I’d like to win 2 tickets to experience this with my boyfriend. Neither of us has ever done this before.

  23. Would love to watch a classic, like Grease, at Kirstenbosch or the Neverending story at Kelvin Grove 🙂

  24. Under a blanket of stars will we sit,
    Over the moon would we be,
    gaze upon the legendary,
    and sip on sweet drink and divulge eats,
    soaked up in good vibes, making a magical memory.

  25. I love Galileo.
    It’s such a great idea to have an open air cinema because it’s such a unique concept.
    The drive-in in JHB used to be my favourite place as a child but it closed down many years ago and until now I haven’t been able to find something as fun and interesting.

  26. would be awesome to win these tickets as we wont have date night for this year as saving begins for wedding so would be amazing to win it and enjoy my first time at The Galileo Open Air Cinema.

  27. The absolute best experience some snacks and good bottle of wine and you really cannot get any better!

  28. I want them tickets so bad. The last time I went to one of these things was when I watched finding nemo 😄. Glad to know these still exist and I’m keen on getting that lucky draw!

  29. had a fun filled ladies night but would love to experience a romantic night with my man. Can’t think of anything better than spending it with him watching a movie under the stars!

  30. Cecile Christians……..had an amazing fun experience on ladies night……..would love to have a similar but romantic experience with my hubby!

  31. This would be an interesting experience. It reminds me of my childhood in Kariba, where we had a open air cinema.

  32. This is a message of thanks because it truly is brilliant be out under the stars watching movies. I love it – thank you & please never stop!!

  33. I really want my kids (5 and7) to experience the “old fashion” way of watching movies….open air…would love to take them. What a great family experience with popcorn and coke under the stars 🙂

  34. Booked my 1st one at Century City last Friday but it got cancelled due to the rain and was not able to attend the reschedule.
    so would definitely love to do this

  35. Abdul Kareem Louw

    !! WoW !! With the Perfect weather we’re having, this would be perfect for a Date Night with my wife !!

  36. We would LOVE to go – especially since we will be celebrating our 8th Wedding Anniversary on 13th December and our third bundle of joy on the way in March 2017!!

  37. Irene van Schalkwyk

    This is one of the activities in CapebTOwn that I’ve always wanted to do! Perfect outing for a summer evening!

  38. Would love to win this as I’m only 16 and I’ll be so overjoyed if I get to experience this because I absolutely love to try out new things ☺

  39. Yasmine Jacobs

    This would be a lovely date night ❤❤❤ Under the stars, with good company 😁 Best ever! Please pick meeeee 😁

  40. This will be a stunning family outing. The weather’s been playing along nicely so we should have fantastic days ahead to enjoy this wonderful experience

  41. Please pick me!!! I love movies and what better way to watch it than under the stars! (Good luck to everyone)

  42. I have bought tickets fo one of the family experiences but would love to win tickets for a date night!!! Pretty please, can’t wait to experience this!!

  43. Nicola van Blommestein

    The Galileo outdoor cinema experience has looong been on my bucket list. It’s a magic way to spend an evening watching classic cinema, something I adore! I would dearly love to go with my boyfriend who is new to Cape Town & share this memorable experience under the stars with him.

  44. Mary Webber

    My husband and I will be travelling to you wonderful city from 2 – 11 Janaury 2017 and would love a chance to experience this open air cinema. It is my husbands 50th birthday on 22 January and I am giving him a gift of “50 fabulous experiences” so I would love to add this experience to the list

  45. This would be an awesome gift for My parents .. a newer version of the old Drive-ins. I have experienced it and thoroughly enjoyed movies under the stars.

  46. It’s my husbands birthday on the 8th of December and I would love to spoil him with these tickets! This is something we’ve wanted to do for so long. It seems so magical #galileoopenaircinema

  47. Katherine Flordelis

    Really perfect romantic date under the moonlit stars watching a timeless movie with a favourite person beside you and popcorn 🍿! 😍🍷🎬👫🎟🎟

  48. I’m from the Free State but going to Cape Town for the holiday and would love to experience this with my boyfriend while we are visiting there.

  49. Nur Salie,
    I’ve never experienced this but I’ve heard so many great things and I thing it would be a great experience and it’s definitely something I’ve been dying to do

  50. Would love to win this; have never been. My hubby tried to surprise me before with tickets to see a classic- and our date got ruined – thanks to hectic traffic because of SONA :-/

  51. Gabrielle Meyer, this would be such an amazing experience as I am a huge fan of the outdoors and film, combining the two would be magical.

  52. Hi I would reaaally rrreeaaalllyy love to win tickets for myseld and my boyfriend Brad♡
    It would be AWESOME to have such a lovely treat!!! 🙂

  53. Katherine Flordelis

    Yay! Would really love to watch one of my all time fav movies under the starry starry sky! ✨🙌🏼😍surely amazing!

  54. Katherine Flordelis

    Yay! Would really love to watch one of my all time fav movies under the starry starry sky! ✨🙌🏼😍

  55. A movie under the open skies… sounds like a perfect date night idea. – definitely on my list for this summer! 🙂

  56. Of the many outings to do in this beautiful city, this has to be one of the more popular.. reminds me of the good ‘ol days, when we’d go out with the family, and put our blankets in the floor, take out our pre-made dinner and watch a movie on the big screen at the Drive-In.

  57. OMG!!
    Always wanted to experience this adventure 🙂
    My boyfriend and I would Love to sit under the bright stars and watch some good old movies since we’re both working and never get a chance to relax

    would love these tickets!

  58. Oh my gosh! It will be my First time visiting capetown in december with my mum. Would love to explore this adventure.

  59. Hubby and I visiting from Jhb and never experienced this before! Would love to have a date night here.
    Sharney Nel

  60. Yes please! I’d LOVE TO be the lucky winner! I’ve always wanted to watch a movie under the stars #PleasePickMeAsTheLuckyWinner

  61. My partner’s birthday is coming up and I have been looking for different date ideas to spoil him with! This competition is absolutely perfect for him! We both will enjoy this new and fun experience 🙂

  62. Christine Bernard

    Eek, I’d love to win this. Nothing screams ‘summer in Cape Town’ quite like an outdoor movie experience.
    – Christine Bernard

  63. I’ve experienced this before, absolutely amazing! The staff are friendly and the vibe is fantastic. It gets especially spectacular when the sun sets and you’re relaxing watching some good ol’ movies.

    I would love to win tickets so that i can experience this again! 🙂

  64. The most unbelievable movies in the most unbelievable settings, what better way to spend an evening in the unbelievable Mother City! You Rock!

  65. Ooh I have wanted to go to one of these movie evenings for two years now! But sunset is my partner’s favourite time to surf. If I win tickets he can’t say no. Lol.

  66. Hubby and I are such fans of movies and the outdoors , would be fantastic to enjoy one of these beautiful venues . #holdingThumbs

  67. Just finished a 3 hour physics exam, i went blank because all i could think about was how Galileo demolished Aristotle. lol!

  68. My boyfriend and I celebrate every years anniversary with an outdoor movie. We love it! Would love to celebrate our 7 year anniversary the same way but this time for free!!

  69. Definitely on the to-do list for the summer holidays. Can’t wait for this year’s line up of films at Hillcrest and Kirstenbosch.
    Carmen Van Zyl

  70. What an incredible idea for a movie with an experience incorporated <3 Would be amazing for my 5 year anniversary with my bf 🙂

  71. Oh yes please, this would be such a special experience and what a way to enjoy and celebrate the beautiful Cape’s summer weather. Holding thumbs and crossing fingers and toes.

  72. Melissa van den Berg

    Yes Please!

    We’d love to have a date night!

    Would be our first real date night since we got married in March, we’ve been to broke since then 🙁

  73. Oooooh I love Galileo open air…never been to Hillcrest’s one though, would be great to experience it 🙂

  74. I’ve been wanting to visit The Galileo for so long. A free ticket would be a real treat ☺ – Marian Volkwyn

  75. Wilmari Jansen van Rensburg

    Ooh this would be a great way to treat a friend and relax in one of Cape Town’s locations apprechiating nature on a summer’s day!

  76. I dont think there is anything better than watching a good movie under the beautiful Cape Town skys
    Ive done it once il definitely do it again 😀

  77. Have been wanting to do this for ages. Sounds like a perfect way to spend a summer’s evening with loved ones!

  78. A movie under the stars with amazing scenery and great company? Sounds like a fantastic way to spend an evening! Hope I get ’em tickets 😊

  79. As a kid, I used to create my own open air theatres in my lounge (imagining I was outside in the forest), so I would LOVE to go to an actual outdoor cinema. Winning tickets would be super righteous! 🙂

  80. Took my daughter last year to Meerendal to watch Grease – her favorite movie. We had a great evening and would love to be able to do it again.

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