What’s on at The Galileo Open Air Cinema in Kirstenbosch

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What’s on at The Galileo Open Air Cinema in Kirstenbosch

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What’s on at The Galileo Open Air Cinema in Kirstenbosch

The Galileo screens at the famous botanical garden every Wednesday to Friday

Last updated: 10 November 2022

The Galileo Open Air Cinema at Kirstenbosch Garden is a summer bucket list experience. Kirstenbosch is Cape Town’s largest, most popular garden and is the ideal setting to watch your favourite movie at The Galileo, Cape Town’s beloved outdoor movie experience. 


Movies start at sunset. Image: The Galileo Open Air Cinema (Photo by @retroyspective)

EXPLORE THIS BOTANICAL GARDEN BEFORE SCREENING

The Galileo screening for summer 2022/23 runs from 31 October 2022 until 29  April 2023, and every Wednesday to Friday screens at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. There will be select Fridays hosted at Century City’s Central Park. See the full Kirstenbosch schedule below, and book your ticket on webtickets.co.za/galileo.

Gather the gang for a picnic and a movie at this world-famous botanical garden in Newlands. This year’s Kirstenbosch selection has something for everyone with movies like Harry Potter and The Sorcerers Stone, House of Gucci and Die Hard. The Galileo's line-up is extensive, so you'll find something, whichever genre you prefer. 


Arrive early and play games that are set out on the lawns. Image supplied by The Galileo Open Air Cinema (Photo by @retroyspective).

PICNIC UNDER THE STARS AT THE GALILEO

You can order food from the stalls at the venue and picnic while watching your movie. Order pizzas, burgers or fresh shawarmas. You can even order drinks, plus there’s coffee, tea and cold drinks, and, of course, movie essentials like popcorn. If you prefer, you can bring your own picnic.


Halaal and vegetarian options are available. Image: The Galileo Open Air Cinema (Photo by @retroyspective)

WATCH FOR FREE ON YOUR BIRTHDAY

The Galileo is the ideal evening with family, friends, for work socials, date nights and birthday celebrations. This season again all are encouraged to come for free during their birthday week (excluding special shows). Arrive at the door with your ID to get in free.

The Galileo Open Air Cinema is the romantic setting for proposals. Follow the steps and fill in the form to arrange your proposal with The Galileo.


All ticketing is handled by Webtickets. Image: The Galileo Open Air Cinema (Photo by @retroyspective)

SEE THE SCHEDULE FOR KIRSTENBOSCH

 

Date

Day

Movie

Cinema type

Venue

Doors open


Book now

31 Oct

Mon

A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984) (Halloween Show)

Special show 

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

02 Nov

Wed

West Side Story (2021)

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

03 Nov

Thu

How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

04 Nov

Fri

Mamma Mia!

Picnic

Central Park, Century City

18h00

Book

09 Nov

Wed

The Notebook

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

10 Nov

Thu

House Of Gucci

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

11 Nov

Fri

School Of Rock

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

13 Nov

Sun

Encanto

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

16h00

Book

16 Nov

Wed

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

17 Nov

Thu

Death On The Nile

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

18 Nov

Fri

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

22 Nov

Tue

Moulin Rouge

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

24 Nov

Thu

About A Boy

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

29 Nov

Tue

The Birdcage

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

30 Nov

Wed

Dog

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

01 Dec

Thu

Meet The Parents

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

02 Dec

Fri

The Goonies

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

17h00

Book

07 Dec

Wed

As Good As It Gets

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

08 Dec

Thu

The Theory Of Everything

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

09 Dec

Fri

Uncharted

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

13 Dec

Tue

The Bucket List

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

14 Dec

Wed

Ratatouille

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

22 Dec

Thu

Die Hard

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

23 Dec

Fri

Love Actually

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

24 Dec

Sat

Home Alone

(Christmas Eve)

Special show

Stellenbosch Vineyards

17h00

Book

25 Dec

Sun

Arthur Christmas (Christmas Day)

Special show 

Kirstenbosch Garden

17h00

Book

27 Dec

Tue

Sing 2

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

17h00

Book

28 Dec

Wed

Respect

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

29 Dec

Thu

The Holiday

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

30 Dec

Fri

The Great Gatsby

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

04 Jan

Wed

Lady And The Tramp (2019)

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

05 Jan

Thu

The Big Lebowski

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

06 Jan

Fri

The Greatest Showman

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

11 Jan

Wed

Belfast

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

12 Jan

Thu

Spiderman: No Way Home

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

13 Jan

Fri

Freaky Friday

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

18 Jan

Wed

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

19 Jan

Thu

Water For Elephants

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

20 Jan

Fri

The Karate Kid (1984)

Picnic

Central Park, Century City

18h00

Book

25 Jan

Wed

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

26 Jan

Thu

Joker

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

27 Jan

Fri

10 Things I Hate About You

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

01 Feb

Wed

Nightmare Alley

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

02 Feb

Thu

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

03 Feb

Fri

Fighting With My Family  

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

08 Feb

Wed

Julie And Julia

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

09 Feb

Thu

King Richard

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

10 Feb

Fri

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (2005)

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

15 Feb

Wed

Four Weddings And A Funeral

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

16 Feb

Thu

Pretty Woman

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

17 Feb

Fri

Bridget Jone's Diary

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

22 Feb

Wed

Judy

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

23 Feb

Thu

We're The Millers

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

24 Feb

Fri

Dune

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

01 Mar

Wed

Clueless

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

02 Mar

Thu

TBC

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

03 Mar

Fri

Wavescape

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

08 Mar

Wed

Everything Everywhere At All Once

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

09 Mar

Thu

Sixteen Candles

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

15 Mar

Wed

The Fault In Our Stars

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

16 Mar

Thu

TBC

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

17 Mar

Fri

Grease

Picnic

Central Park, Century City

18h00

Book

22 Mar

Wed

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

23 Mar

Thu

TBC

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

24 Mar

Fri

Cocktail

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

29 Mar

Wed

TBC

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

30 Mar

Thu

Last Night In Soho

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

31 Mar

Fri

Ghostbusters Afterlife

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

05 Apr

Wed

TBC

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

06 Apr

Thu

Crazy Stupid Love

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

07 Apr

Fri

The Lost City

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

09 Apr

Sun

The Rise Of The Guardians (Easter Show)

Special Show 

Six Gun Grill Newlands Cricket Stadium

16h00

Book

12 Apr

Wed

Marry Me

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

13 Apr

Thu

The Batman

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

14 Apr

Fri

Reel Rock 17

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

19 Apr

Wed

The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

20 Apr

Thu

TBC

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

21 Apr

Fri

Cruella

Picnic

Central Park, Century City

18h00

Book

26 Apr

Wed

Breakfast At Tiffany's

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

27 Apr

Thu

Footloose (1984)

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book

28 Apr

Fri

TBC

Picnic

Kirstenbosch Garden

18h00

Book


As soon as you purchase your ticket online, you will receive an email. Image: The Galileo Open Air Cinema (Photo by @retroyspective)

WHEN + WHERE TO GO  

The Galileo is on: 31 October 2022 to 29 April 2023
Find it: Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Newlands
Book: Tickets start from R129 per person, doors open 6pm. Movie starts after sunset. Book your tickets online.
Pensioner Special: Includes picnic movie entry, backrest and blanket, R120 per person. A valid ID needs to be displayed upon entry with your ticket you bought online.
NEW VVIP OFFER: An exclusive ticket option will be available for two couples on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Includes entry, premium seating with plush décor, blankets, hot water bottle, snack combo – 2x popcorn, 2x smarties and 2x fruit pastilles. Complemented with a platter for two and a bottle of wine. R1750 for two people.
Contact on: 071 471 8728, hello@thegalileo.co.za, @thegalileo 

By Sarah Jarvis

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If you’re craving more fun things to do this weekend, we’ve got you covered

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