The Galileo Open Air Cinema
Where Stars Shine
At The Galileo, when the sun sets the stars really come out…
Known as Cape Town’s first and finest outdoor movie experience, a visit to The Galileo Open Air Cinema should be on everyone’s Cape Town bucket-list. In Cape Town, the wildly popular and iconic The Galileo Open Air Cinema is synonymous with summertime bliss, as it brings movie magic to majestic venues across Cape Town throughout the vibrant Mother City summer season.
The Galileo invites both the young and young at heart to enjoy a memorable and magical outdoor movie experience underneath a canopy of stars. Here is just some of what you can expect from the renowned The Galileo Open Air Cinema.
Three Exciting Cinematic Experiences
Lap up the luxury with a VIP movie experience at exclusive venues around Cape Town.
Relax on the luscious lawns of magnificent venues with a picnic and a blockbuster film.
Experience the nostalgia of cinemas past. Cuddle up in your car for a classic movie experience.
In addition to their local fan-favourite outdoor movie experience, The Galileo Picnic, The Galileo Open Air Cinema has introduced two more dazzling concepts and cinematic events to their repertoire, namely The Galileo Royale, and The Galileo Drive In. This ensures that The Galileo has something for everyone to enjoy regardless of the occasion.
The Galileo Drive In
The Galileo Open Air Cinema is making old school cool again and bringing back 1950’s nostalgia, with a 21st century twist of course, with its exciting drive-in outdoor movie experience in the form of The Galileo Drive In. Taking place on Fridays & Saturdays, The Galileo Drive In invites everyone young and young at heart to enjoy their much-loved movie classics, blockbuster hits, and family favourites on the big screen from the comfort of their car.
Delicious Food & Movie-worthy Snacks
Besides enjoying an enchanting movie experience under the starlit African sky in one of the most beautiful venues across Cape Town, The Galileo gives you the option of pairing your drive-in movie night out with delicious food, a variety of movie-worthy snacks and pizzas – All of which can be pre-ordered with your ticket on the Webtickets checkout page. Not only will this ensure an incredible and enjoyable drive-in movie experience under a canopy of stars, but one that is both hunger and hassle free! If you’re however eager to pack your own drive-in picnic basket, jam-packed full of your best-loved snacks, nibbles, and treats to enjoy while watching one of your all-time favourite movies, you can do that too!
**Note: No hot food will be available to purchase on location and must be pre-booked with your ticket at checkout. Snacks such as popcorn, sweets, chocolates, and beverages will be available to purchase on location from the various snack carts before the movie.
Beautiful Venues & Backdrops
This retro Galileo Drive-In cinematic experience takes place across the southern and northern suburbs of Cape Town and is available throughout Cape Town’s winter months. Some of the stunning venues include: Meridian Pinehurst, Durbanville: Jan van Riebeeck Sportsveld, Tamboerskloof; The Cape Academy of Maths, Science & Technology, Constantia; Vredenhof Sports Fields at Groote Schuur High School.
A Nostalgic & Retro Outdoor Movie Experience Unlike Any Other
Park backwards, get your boot set-up with tons of pillows and blankets, sit back, relax, cuddle up with your loved ones, and revel in every moment of this unique outdoor movie experience under the Mother City night sky.
For more information about The Galileo Dive-In and what they have to offer, click here.
- The Galileo Drive In: From R75 – R125 p/p.
- 2 Person Car: R250 (equates to R125 p/p)
- 3 Person Car: R330 (equates to R110 p/p)
- 4 Person Car: R390 (equates to R98 p/p)
- 5 Person Car: R430 (equates to R86 p/p)
- 6 Person Car: R450 (equates to R75 p/p)
Important Ticket Pricing Information:
- Tickets are priced PER CAR, depending on how many people are in each car.
- Please note that cars and boots will be checked for sneaky stowaways so get the correct ticket to avoid embarrassment. Should you have more people than your ticket notes, the extra people in the car will be charged R100 p/p.
- Tickets purchased at the door will be charged at R125 p/p to encourage pre-booking.
- For our solo guests, the minimum charge per car is R250.
- The maximum number of people allowed per car is 6.
- Children 2 years and under enter for free.
- To make a booking for this exciting Drive-In cinematic experience via WebTickets click here.
THE GALILEO DRIVE IN IS OPEN UNTIL 25 SEPTEMBER 2021!
Upcoming Movie Schedule
|4 Jun 2021||Friday||He’s Just Not That Into You||DRIVE-IN||Vredenhof Sports Field (Rondebosch)||17:30||19:00|
|5 Jun 2021||Saturday||Onward||DRIVE-IN||Vredenhof Sports Field (Rondebosch)||17:30||19:00|
|6 Jun 2021||Sunday||Forrest Gump||DRIVE-IN||Vredenhof Sports Field (Rondebosch)||17:30||19:00|
|11 Jun 2021||Friday||The Rocky Horror Picture Show||DRIVE-IN||Meridian Pinehurst (Durbanville)||17:30||19:00|
|12 Jun 2021||Saturday||E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial||DRIVE-IN||Meridian Pinehurrst (Durbanville)||17:30||19:00|
|13 Jun 2021||Sunday||About Time||DRIVE-IN||Meridian Pinehurst (Durbanville)||17:30||19:00|
|18 Jun 2021||Friday||Maleficent||DRIVE-IN||The Cape Academy (Constantia)||17:30||19:00|
|19 Jun 2021||Saturday||Ferris Bueller’s Day Off||DRIVE-IN||The Cape Academy (Constantia)||17:30||19:00|
|20 Jun 2021||Sunday||The Holiday||DRIVE-IN||The Cape Academy (Constantia)||17:30||19:00|
|25 Jun 2021||Friday||Beauty And The Beast (2017)||DRIVE-IN||Jan van Riebeeck Sportveld (Tamboerskloof)||17:30||19:00|
|26 Jun 2021||Saturday||The Big Lebowski||DRIVE-IN||Jan van Riebeeck Sportveld (Tamboerskloof)||17:30||19:00|
|2 Jul 2021||Friday||Identity Thief||DRIVE-IN||Vredenhof Sports Field (Rondebosch)||17:30||19:00|
|3 Jul 2021||Saturday||Soul||DRIVE-IN||Vredenhof Sports Field (Rondebosch)||17:30||19:00|
|9 Jul 2021||Friday||Black Panther||DRIVE-IN||Meridian Pinehurst (Durbanville)||17:30||19:00|
|10 Jul 2021||Saturday||The Croods: A New Age||DRIVE-IN||Meridian Pinehurst (Durbanville)||17:30||19:00|
|16 Jul 2021||Friday||The Fault In Our Stars||DRIVE-IN||The Cape Academy (Constantia)||17:30||19:00|
|17 Jul 2021||Saturday||Christopher Robin||DRIVE-IN||The Cape Academy (Constantia)||17:30||19:00|
|23 Jul 2021||Friday||Godmothered||DRIVE-IN||Jan van Riebeeck Sportveld (Tamboerskloof)||17:30||19:00|
|24 Jul 2021||Saturday||Home Alone||DRIVE-IN||Jan van Riebeeck Sportveld (Tamboerskloof)||17:30||19:00|
|30 Jul 2021||Friday||Ocean’s 8||DRIVE-IN||Vredenhof Sports Field (Rondebosch)||17:30||19:00|
|31 Jul 2021||Saturday||The Secret Garden (2020)||DRIVE-IN||Vredenhof Sports Field (Rondebosch)||17:30||19:00|
|6 Aug 2021||Friday||Come Away||DRIVE-IN||Meridian Pinehurst (Durbanville)||17:30||19:00|
|7 Aug 2021||Saturday||Deadpool||DRIVE-IN||Meridian Pinehurst (Durbanville)||17:30||19:00|
|13 Aug 2021||Friday||Brave||DRIVE-IN||The Cape Academy (Constantia)||17:30||19:00|
|14 Aug 2021||Saturday||Something’s Gotta Give||DRIVE-IN||The Cape Academy (Constantia)||17:30||19:00|
|20 Aug 2021||Friday||Before Sunrise||DRIVE-IN||Jan van Riebeeck Sportsveld (Tamboerskloof)||17:30||19:00|
|21 Aug 2021||Saturday||Aladdin (2019)||DRIVE-IN||Jan van Riebeeck Sportsveld (Tamboerskloof)||17:30||19:00|
|27 Aug 2021||Friday||There’s Something About Mary||DRIVE-IN||Vredenhof Sports Fields (Rondebosch)||17:30||19:00|
|28 Aug 2021||Saturday||The Witches (2020)||DRIVE-IN||Vredenhof Sports Fields (Rondebosch)||17:30||19:00|
|3 Sep 2021||Friday||Hachi: A Dog’s Tail||DRIVE-IN||Meridian Pinehurst (Durbanville)||17:30||19:00|
|4 Sep 2021||Saturday||Wonder Woman 1984||DRIVE-IN||Meridian Pinehurst (Durbanville)||17:30||19:00|
|10 Sep 2021||Friday||Bridesmaids||DRIVE-IN||The Cape Academy (Constantia)||17:30||19:00|
|11 Sep 2021||Saturday||Raya And The Last Dragon||DRIVE-IN||The Cape Academy (Constantia)||17:30||19:00|
|17 Sep 2021||Friday||When Harry Met Sally||DRIVE-IN||Jan van Riebeeck Sportsveld (Tamboerskloof)||17:30||19:00|
|18 Sep 2021||Saturday||The BFG||DRIVE-IN||Jan van Riebeeck Sportsveld (Tamboerskloof)||17:30||19:00|
|24 Sep 2021||Friday||The Gods Must Be Crazy||DRIVE-IN||Vredenhof Sports Fields (Rondebosch)||17:30||19:00|
|25 Sep 2021||Saturday||Instant Family||DRIVE-IN||Vredenhof Sports Fields (Rondebosch)||17:30||19:00|
The Galileo Picnic
The Galileo Open Air Cinema’s classic, The Galileo Picnic, is undoubtedly one of Cape Town’s most sought-after summer experiences for locals and travelers alike. Pair a family-friendly favourite, blockbuster hit, or beloved classic movie, with a stunning location, breath-taking backdrop, and a picnic feast, all enjoyed under a canopy of stars, and you’ve got yourself a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will be thoroughly enjoyed by every member of the family.
Outdoor Picnic & Delicious Food
In addition to an unforgettable outdoor screening under the Cape Town night sky, movie-goers can enjoy their very own pre-movie picnic. You can either choose to pack your own picnic basket filled with all of your favourite things to eat and drink or enjoy a variety of classic movie-worthy snacks and delicious food from various local artisanal food vendors. Or why not enjoy a combination of the two? It’s completely up to you – Your Galileo picnic feast, your choice! From mouth-watering pizzas, tasty wraps, delicious popcorn, sensational Shwarmas and Turkish Delight, gourmet coffee and a selection of non-alcoholic beverages, The Galileo Picnic’s artisanal mini-market has something of everything! To ensure everyone is fully catered for, there will be a selection of Halaal, vegan, and vegetarian options available.
If your Galileo Picnic screening is taking place at one of Cape Town’s beautiful Wine Estates, you can choose to pair a delectable pre-ordered picnic with your wonderful wine estate movie under the stars. All you need to do is contact the Wine Estate directly before attending your Galileo screening to view their picnic menu, and order your delicious picnic for an extra romantic, no-fuss touch. It’s as easy as that!
The Galileo Picnic Festivities & Fun for all
To add an extra touch of fun and excitement to The Galileo Picnic festivities, a variety of giant lawn games will be set up to be enjoyed by both the young and young at heart before the start of the movie at sunset. This is not only tons of fun for the kids, but a fantastic family bonding experience – making for a truly memorable evening!
Stunning Venues & Beautiful Backdrops
A unique and incredible experience such as the renowned Galileo Picnic requires an equally incredible setting and location to match, and you better believe that The Galileo does not disappoint. The Galileo Picnic takes place at a variety of picturesque locations, including the famous Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens and a string of sensational wine estates across the winelands.
An Unforgettable Not-To-Be Missed Experience
The Galileo Picnic is the perfect opportunity for friends and family to get together for an enjoyable and memorable evening of movie magic under the Mother City moonlight, delicious food, fun, laughter, and incredible memories made in some of the most magnificent locations in and around Cape Town.
- Standard Ticket: R109 (entry only)
- Warm Ticket:R117 (entry & blanket)
- Comfy Ticket: R125 (entry & backrest)
- Warm & Comfy Ticket:R130 (entry, blanket & backrest)
THE GALILEO PICNIC RETURNS IN OCTOBER 2021!
The Galileo Royale
The Galileo Royale is one of The Galileo Open Air Cinema’s most recent and revolutionary outdoor cinematic offerings. This brand-new spin-off to the popular Galileo screenings provides guests and avid movie-goers with an exclusive and intimate VIP themed movie experience as you’re treated like king and queen for an unforgettable night under the stars.
Lavish Movie Experience Under A Starlit African Sky
The Galileo Royale takes this unique cinematic experience to a whole new level as guests are invited to lap up the luxury and royal treatment. Seats and side tables are laid out on the luscious lawns for guests to pick their spot. Every guest will be treated to a complimentary appetizer and a welcome drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) upon arrival. The sweet sounds of live music will set the tone and serenade movie-goers as they peruse the menu for a bite to eat.
Delectable Dinners & Bubbly Under The Stars
You can choose to order a delicious and indulgent meal from one of the acclaimed restaurants on location or simply cuddle up with a bottle of bubbly and toast to a regal sunset and magical backdrop before the anticipated movie begins. To top it off, a full bar and coffee station will also be available, and your complimentary popcorn will keep you company throughout the movie. All of these incredible offerings and lavish touches are included in your ticket price.
**Note: No food, snacks, or beverages can be brought into the venue when attending one of The Galileo Royale screenings. The restaurant at the venue will have an incredible selection of meals, drinks and coffee to choose from and purchase on location. A “sweets and treats” stand will also be selling movie-pairing treats such as chocolates and sweets.
Taking place every Wednesday, the team behind Cape Town’s pioneer outdoor cinema will be rolling out the royal purple carpet at some of the most exclusive and exquisite venues in and around Cape Town for the ultimate Galileo Royale experience. The beautiful Suikerbossie in Hout Bay, Casa Labia in Muizenberg, The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel, and the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront in Granger Bay, are just some of the spectacular venues.
Intimate & Exclusive Cinematic Escape
As The Galileo Royale is all about offering an exclusive and intimate cinematic escape in the heart of the Mother City, this unique affair only caters to a limited number of couples and movie-goers. Pre-booking is essential if you’re looking to enjoy this bucket-list worthy Galileo experience.
- The Galileo Royale: R290 p/p | Includes entry, live music performance, movie, backrest, blanket, welcome drink, appetiser, and small popcorn
THE GALILEO ROYALE RETURNS IN OCTOBER 2021!
Contact details & Information
Visit the Galileo Open Air Cinema’s website to stay up to date on all upcoming movies, schedules, venues, updates, exciting announcements, or to book your tickets.
For more information on The Galileo Open Air Cinema’s terms & conditions regarding movie screening times, ticket sales, weather, availability, and restrictions – visit their website.