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The Galileo Open Air Cinema Returns to Cape Town

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 the 31st of October 2023, when The Galileo kicks off its summer season, a bucket-list activity that will run until the end of April 2024. Boasting a roster of over a hundred iconic movies, this summer promises a line-up that will astound, catering to all movie fans regardless of age.

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.

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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. On weekdays, you can enjoy 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.

Seasonal Specials

The good news keeps getting better with new seasonal specials also on offer, aimed at enhancing the cinematic adventure and saving you a few ‘randelas’. Additionally, 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

Galileo’s dedication to crafting remarkable experiences is reflected in its unique shows, from Halloween-themed décor at the commencement of the season to Easter Egg hunts and Christmas festivities, as well as large lawn games, themed décor and entertainment blended together, all adding a bit of joy and ensuring these shows are not to be overlooked!

  • Halloween (31 October 2023): Scream (1996) at Kirstenbosch Garden, Newlands.
  • Christmas Eve (24 December 2023): Home Alone at Kirstenbosch Garden, Newlands.
  • Christmas Day (25 December 2023): The Grinch at Kirstenbosch Garden, 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.

Experience Movie Magic and Summer Delights at The Galileo

At The Galileo, not only do you relish a screening of movie magic, but you also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the season’s ambience fully. And because these events are enhanced by lively music, awe-inspiring views, outdoor games, good food, and great company, the experience is truly complete. When the doors open, you can take your time to settle in and claim your spot on the lawn. And if you so choose, you can 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!

Book your tickets here

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

Discount Tickets* – Only available to book online via  and excludes special shows.

To explore the full movie schedule and secure your seat under the starlit sky, visit:

For more information and inquiries, please contact:

The Galileo Open Air Cinema

Phone: 071 471 8728


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