The Galileo Open Air Cinema

I feel like I’m a little late to the party, but I felt the inner need to share this with you anyway. Everybody loves those cosy nights on the couch, with friends or your boyfriend/girlfriend, popcorn, some food, a great movie and a blanket? The Galileo brings you all of that, but outdoors in some of Cape Town’s greatest locations. You’re spoilt for choice with an incredible selection of movies against the most magical scenery of either The V&A Waterfront, Hillcrest Quarry or Kirstenbosch Gardens.

I’ve already seen two movies there, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Love Actually. We wanted to see Harry Potter as well as the Addams Family, but never got around to it or things came up. I’d recommend trying to get there a little early, as it fills up quickly. If you can’t, don’t stress, because the screen is so massive that you can see perfectly even way at the back. For something that could go either way with sight and visibility, they’ve really hit the nail on the head. And I can’t tell you how efficiently it is run.

Movies run 3 nights a week, each time at a different venue, and no movie is repeated – so you better get in there and check out the full schedule. Tickets range from R70 up, but I recommend getting a chair at least. You can bring your own blankets, but be warned – don’t let “summer” fool you – it’s freezing once the sun goes down. So bring extra blankets and jerseys in case.

Greg and I had such a wonderful time at Love Actually, one of our favourite movies. It’s really a perfect summer date night, and the greatest upgrade to a girls night at the movies. If you can do it with a picnic and wine, it’s automatically better, right? So if you haven’t checked the schedule or booked any tickets, please, go do yourself a favour.

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3 comments on “The Galileo Open Air Cinema

  1. CharlieW says:

    We watched Dirty Dancing last night at Hillcrest. Such a fun night! Can’t wait to go again. Very jealous of Love Actually 🙂

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