Galileo Open Air Cinema, Secret Cape Town

Nothing beats a weekend of movies and a bowl of popcorn, but what if you could enjoy all this under the stars? The Galileo Open Air Cinema has just launched their 2019/ 2020 lineup of movies. The list includes classics and some modern favorites. These movies will be screened at some fantastic venues around Cape Town from 16 October 2019 to 25 April 2020.

Galileo Open Air Cinema

To enhance your outdoor movie experience you can hire backrests and blankets, as well as buy food and beverages from their amazing selection of food carts and vendors. If you want to save money, you can bring along your own blanket and picnic basket. But for comfort, hiring a backrest is definitely a must. There’s a special package available for couples, which includes a reserved area with pillows, blankets, and delicous Frey chocolates.

More Than Just A Movie Experience

Depending on the venue, there are other activities available before the movie starts to keep you busy. These include giant games such as Jenga and pick-up-sticks, and craft stores. To secure a good spot and to totally enjoy the experience, make sure you arrive early.

There are a variety of ticket options to choose from. The tickets range from the standard (entry only) to the VIP (backrest, blanket, popcorn, coke, Frey chocolates, and an exclusive spot on the lawn for the best viewing experience)

Every Wednesday and Thursday you can visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden for a movie experience in a beautiful garden setting, it is fantastically protected from the wind. On Fridays, the venues rotate between four different areas which include the Meerendal Wine Estate, Battery Park at the V&A Warterfront, Central Park at Century City, and Steenberg Farm. On Saturdays, you can make an outing to one of the featured wine farms in the Cape Winelands. In December, Sunday screenings are hosted at the Kelvin Grove Club.

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Galileo Open Air Cinema

In the event of bad weather the screening may be transferred to the back-up indoor venue, the ZipZap Dome, or it will be cancelled. You will receive an SMS or an email notification indicating whether the event is cancelled or moved to a different location, as well as instructions to request an exchange/refund. This needs to be arranged within 7 days of the cancelled show.

Booking Information: 

Locations: Various 


R109 (standard)
R117 (includes blanket)
R125 (includes backrest)
R130 (includes blanket and backrest)
R195 (VIP, includes blanket, backrest, premium reserved seating, popcorn, coke, and Frey chocolate)
R360 (couple, includes mattress in front row, two blankets, two pillows, and Frey chocolate box)

Times: Entrance Wednesday to Friday, 6pm | Saturday, 5pm | Sunday, 4pm
            Movie starts between 7.30pm and 8.30pm

Dates: 16 October 2019 to 25 April 2020

Contact Information:  071 471 8728 | [email protected]

Important Reminders: 

  • Tickets are limited, book in advance to avoid disappointment. If a show is sold out, there will be no extra tickets available at the gate. 
  • Guests are not allowed to bring their own backrests or chairs.  
  • You may not bring your own alcohol to the wine estates.

Screening Schedules

October 2019: 

Wednesday, 16 OctA Star is BornKirstenboschSold Out
Thursday, 17 OctA Lot Like LoveKirstenboschEvent Passed
Friday, 18 OctGreaseMeerendelEvent Passed
Saturday, 19 OctBridget Jones’ BabyVergenoegdEvent Passed
Wednesday, 23 OctWonderKirstenboschEvent Passed
Thursday, 24 OctGoldfingerKirstenboschEvent Passed
Friday, 25 OctZootopiaCentral ParkEvent Passed
Saturday, 26 OctMamma Mia! Here We Go AgainLeopard’s LeapBuy Tickets
Wednesday, 30 OctSweet Home AlabamaKirstenboschBuy Tickets
Thursday, 31 OctHalloween: Pet Cemetery (2019)KirstenboschBuy Tickets

November 2019: 

Friday, 1 NovTop GunBattery ParkBuy Tickets
Saturday, 2 NovThe Devil Wears PradaDe MeyeBuy Tickets
Wednesday, 6 NovAustin Powers: International Man of MysteryKirstenboschBuy Tickets
Thursday, 7 NovVancouver International Mountain Film Festival KirstenboschBuy Tickets
Friday, 8 NovMy Big Fat Greek WeddingSteenbergBuy Tickets
Saturday, 9 NovThe Greatest ShowmanLourensfordBuy Tickets
Wednesday, 13 NovAvatarKirstenboschBuy Tickets
Thursday, 14 NovWhat Men WantKirstenboschBuy Tickets
Friday, 15 NovBreakfast at Tiffany’sMeerendalBuy Tickets
Saturday, 16 Nov50 First DatesWarwickBuy Tickets
Wednesday, 20 NovInto the WildKirstenboschBuy Tickets
Thursday, 21 NovLionKirstenboschBuy Tickets
Friday, 22 NovThe NotebookCentral ParkBuy Tickets
Saturday, 23 NovDirty DancingPlaisir De MerleBuy Tickets
Wednesday, 27 NovMother’s DayKirstenboschBuy Tickets
Thursday, 28 NovPretty Woman KirstenboschBuy Tickets
Friday, 29 NovRocketmanBattery ParkBuy Tickets
Saturday, 30 NovEat Pray LoveDornierBuy Tickets

December 2019: 

Wednesday, 4 DecThe HolidayKirstenboschBuy Tickets
Thursday, 5 DecLove ActuallyKirstenboschBuy Tickets
Friday, 6 DecA Good yearSteenbergBuy Tickets
Saturday, 7 DecNotting HillNederbergBuy Tickets
Sunday, 8 DecHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden WorldKelvin GroveBuy Tickets
Wed, 11 DecThe Secret Life of PetsKirstenboschBuy Tickets
Thursday, 12 DecConfessions of a ShopaholicKirstenboschBuy Tickets
Friday, 13 DecAvengers: EndgameMeerendalBuy Tickets
Saturday, 14 DecMamma Mia!BlaauwklippenBuy Tickets
Sunday, 15 DecFerdinandKelvin GroveBuy Tickets
Wednesday, 18 DecSpudKirstenboschBuy Tickets
Thursday, 19 DecFinding DoryKirstenboschBuy Tickets
Friday, 20 DecE.T. The Extra TerrestrialCentral ParkBuy Tickets
Saturday, 21 DecLove ActuallySimonsvleiBuy Tickets
Sunday, 22 DecPeter RabbitKelvin GroveBuy Tickets
Wednesday, 25 DecChristmas Special Screening: How the Grinch Stole ChristmasKirstenboschBuy Tickets
Thursday, 26 DecHome Alone 2: Alone in New YorkKirstenboschBuy Tickets
Friday, 27 DecAquamanBattery ParkBuy Tickets
Saturday, 28 DecBohemian RhapsodyBoschendalBuy Tickets
Sunday, 29 DecSingKelvin GroveBuy Tickets

January 2020: 

Wednesday, 1 JanWhat To Expect When You’re ExpectingKirstenboschBuy Tickets
Thursday, 2 JanThe Addams FamilyKirstenboschBuy Tickets
Friday, 3 JanMrs. DoubtfireSteenbergBuy Tickets
Saturday, 4 JanThe Jungle BookNelson Wine EstateBuy Tickets
Wednesday, 8 JanMary Poppins ReturnsKirstenboschBuy Tickets
Thursday, 9 JanThe Princess BrideKirstenboschBuy Tickets
Friday, 10 JanLa La Land MeerendalBuy Tickets
Saturday, 11 JanGreaseFranshhoek CellarBuy Tickets
Wednesday, 15 JanCoyote UglyKirstenboschBuy Tickets
Thursday, 16 JanGreen BookKirstenboschBuy Tickets
Friday, 17 JanMamma Mia! Here We Go AgainCentral ParkBuy Tickets
Saturday, 18 JanThe ProposalStellenbosch VineyardsBuy Tickets
Wednesday, 22 JanThe UpsideKirstenboschBuy Tickets
Thursday, 23 JanSamsaraKirstenboschBuy Tickets
Friday, 24 JanYesterdayBattery ParkBuy Tickets
Saturday, 25 JanThe Hundred Foot JourneyRheboskloofBuy Tickets
Wednesday, 29 JanBollywood: Kabhi Khushi Kabhie GhamKirstenboschBuy Tickets
Thursday, 30 JanThe Sixth SenseKirstenboschBuy Tickets
Friday, 31 JanDirty DancingSteenbergBuy Tickets

February 2020: 

Saturday, 1 Feb Driving Miss Daisy La Paris Estate Buy Tickets
Wednesday, 5 Feb Magic Mike Kirstenbosch Buy Tickets
Thursday, 6 Feb Instant Family Kirstenbosch Buy Tickets
Friday, 7 Feb The Rocky Horror Picture Show Meerendal Buy Tickets
Saturday, 8 Feb Forest Gump Vergenoegd Buy Tickets
Wednesday, 12 Feb Dear John Kirstenbosch Buy Tickets
Thursday, 13 Feb High Fidelity Kirstenbosch Buy Tickets
Friday, 14 Feb Valentines Day Special Screening: About Time Nooitgedacht Buy Tickets
Saturday, 15 Feb The Notebook Lourensford Buy Tickets
Wednesday, 19 Feb The Big Sick Kirstenbosch Buy Tickets
Thursday, 20 Feb Cool Runnings Kirstenbosch Buy Tickets
Friday, 21 Feb Me Before You Battery Park Buy Tickets
Saturday, 22 Feb The Sound of Music Vredenheim Buy Tickets
Wednesday, 26 Feb Letters to Juliet Kirstenbosch Buy Tickets
Thursday, 27 Feb American Pie Kirstenbosch Buy Tickets
Friday, 28 Feb Father of The Bride Steenberg Buy Tickets
Saturday, 29 Feb Saturday Night Fever Under Oaks Buy Tickets

March 2020: 

Wednesday, 4 March Mystic Pizza Kirstenbosch Buy Tickets
Thursday, 5 March Amelle Kirstenbosch Buy Tickets
Friday, 6 March Bohemian Rhapsody Meerendal Buy Tickets
Saturday, 7 March Moulin Rouge Leopard’s Leap Buy Tickets
Wednesday, 11 March Juno Kirstenbosch Buy Tickets
Thursday, 12 March Reel Rock 14 Kirstenbosch Buy Tickets
Friday, 13 March A Dog’s Journey Central Park Buy Tickets
Saturday, 14 March The Vow Blaauwklippen Buy Tickets
Wednesday, 18 March Braveheart Kirstenbosch Buy Tickets
Thursday, 19 March I Feel Pretty Kirstenbosch Buy Tickets
Friday, 20 March The Greatest Showman Battery Park Buy Tickets
Saturday, 21 March Rocketman Plaisir De Merle Buy Tickets
Wednesday, 25 March The Wizard of Oz Kirstenbosch Buy Tickets
Thursday, 26 March Trolls Kirstenbosch Buy Tickets
Friday, 27 March Moana Steenberg Buy Tickets
Saturday, 28 March Beauty and The Beast (2017) Simonsvlei Buy Tickets

April 2020: 

Wednesday, 1 April Cast Away Kirstenbosch Buy Tickets
Thursday, 2 April Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom De Meye Buy Tickets
Friday, 3 April Dirty Dancing Meerendal Buy Tickets
Saturday, 4 April La La Land Nederberg Buy Tickets
Wednesday, 8 April Casablanca Kirstenbosch Buy Tickets
Thursday, 9 April The Breakfast Club Kirstenbosch Buy Tickets
Friday, 10 April Grease Central Park Buy Tickets
Saturday, 11 April A Star is Born Warwick Buy Tickets
Sunday, 12 April Easter Special Screening: Wonder Park Meerendal Buy Tickets
Wednesday, 15 April Out of Africa Kirstenbosch Buy Tickets
Thursday, 16 April Runaway Bride Kirstenbosch Buy Tickets
Friday, 17 April Titanic Battery Park Buy Tickets
Saturday, 18 April Me Before You Vergenoegd Buy Tickets
Wednesday, 22 April Clueless Kirstenbosch Buy Tickets
Thursday, 23 April Movie TBC Kirstenbosch Buy Tickets
Friday, 24 April Mamma Mia! Steenberg Buy Tickets
Saturday, 25 April Under The Tuscan Sun Weltervreden Buy Tickets