The Galileo - more stars, more venues, more magic


Words: Beverley Houston

The Galileo Open Air Cinema is back with a blockbuster line-up of over 100 movies, more venues and even more magical experiences, both on and off the silver screen. Proudly presented by Savanna, The Galileo will be pulling out all the stops this summer to ensure an all round memorable experience.

Celebrating their fourth year as Cape Town’s premier open air cinema, The Galileo has gone to town this season, with new Friday screenings at selected venues across the city (The Palms, Central Park, Fedisa Rooftop, Meerendal Wine Estate and UCT), tasty new food and drink vendors, and even a VIP section that allows movie lovers to enjoy a more exclusive experience (reserved premium seats, a blanket and backrest, popcorn, sweets and a Savanna) under the stars. The popular Saturday Winelands events have also increased from one to two screenings per month, giving Capetonians the opportunity to enjoy some of the region’s most loved wine estates.

Every venue offers a unique experience, from when the doors open at 6pm onto a festive market with delicious mouth-watering artisanal food and drinks (both alcoholic and soft), interactive games on hand and lively music in the air, to when the sun sets and the stars come out, both in the sky and on the screen. Bringing families, friends and strangers together, The Galileo’s is a not to be missed summer outing for all.

Of course the real highlight are the movies themselves, which range from romantic comedies (Bridget Jones’ Diary, 50 First Dates) to toe-tapping musicals (Mama Mia, West Side Story), cult classics (The Breakfast Club, Point Break) and even acclaimed documentaries like Searching for Sugar Man. Be sure to book early for special events like Valentine’s Day and Halloween.

The Galileo, which runs from 31 October 2015 to the end of April 2016, brings all of your favourite movies and venues together with a few special touches to ensure a magical evening under a canopy of stars.

Book your ticket to The Galileo at

Ticket prices:
Standard: R79
Warm: R87 (plus blanket)
Comfy: R95 (plus backrest)
Warm & comfy: R100 (plus blanket and backrest)
VIP: R149 (Reserved premium seating, Savanna, popcorn & sweets, blanket, backrest)