End off the weekend with a relaxing movie at The Galileo Open Air Cinema
What's on at The Galileo Open Air Cinema every Thursday night
Galileo Picnic Thursdays are held in Cape Town’s most popular botanical garden
Every Thursday The Galileo Open Air Cinema sets up at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens to show movies – classic and new – with Table Mountain as the backdrop. The movie is timed to start as the sun sets, giving cinema-goers a double treat. It's a delightful way to ease into the weekend.
Watch a movie with the sun setting over a brilliant view of Table Mountain. Image: The Galileo Open Air Cinema (Photo by @retroyspective)
THE GARDENS ARE A PERFECT SETTING
Galileo celebrates 10 years of movie magic this year and it's always evolving, finding more scenic venues to show outdoor movies. Kirstenbosch is Cape Town’s largest, most popular garden and is the ideal setting, with impressive views from any vantage point. You can order food from the stalls at the venue and picnic while watching movies such as Mean Girls and Free Guy. Doors open at 6pm, so get there early to reserve your seat and explore the food options.
Bring your friends and family to enjoy an evening outdoor movie experience. Image: The Galileo Open Air Cinema (Photo by @retroyspective)
YOU CAN ORDER FOOD AND WINE
You’ll be spoilt for choice of food options. Order pizzas or fresh shawarmas and pita breads with beef, chicken or falafels (all food options are vegetarian and halaal friendly). You can even order drinks from Tipsy Gypsy, plus there’s coffee, tea and sodas, and, of course, popcorn. But if you prefer, you can bring your own picnic to the movie party.
Order food and drinks before the movie starts, or bring your own picnic. Image: The Galileo Open Air Cinema (Photo by @retroyspective)
WANT A GREAT IDEA FOR DATE NIGHT?
If you’re looking for the perfect date-night idea, The Galileo Open Air Cinema has introduced a Double Delight Ticket for 2, which includes reserved front-row seats, blankets and backrests, and popcorn, smarties and fruit pastilles for two. So why not take your date to The Galileo Picnic Thursdays and Sundays at Kirstenbosch, Friday nights at various locations around the city and Saturdays in the Cape Winelands? They'll be well delighted.
If you and your date prefer your experiences fancy, then every First Wednesday of the month, there’s The Galileo Royale.
THE GALILEO PICNICS THURSDAY SCHEDULE
|Date||Day||Movie||Cinema Type||Venue||Doors Open||Movie Starts|
|25 November 2021||THURSDAY||Scent Of A Woman||PICNIC||Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)||18:00||20:15|
|2 December 2021||THURSDAY||Chef||PICNIC||Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)||18:00||20:15|
|9 December 2021||THURSDAY||Knives Out||PICNIC||Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)||18:00||20:15|
|23 December 2021||THURSDAY||Four Christmases||PICNIC||Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)||18:00||20:30|
|30 December 2021||THURSDAY||Raya And The Last Dragon||PICNIC||Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)||18:00||20:30|
|6 January 2022||THURSDAY||Little Women (2019)||PICNIC||Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)||18:00||20:30|
|13 January 2022||THURSDAY||Up||PICNIC||Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)||18:00||20:30|
|20 January 2022||THURSDAY||The Little Things||PICNIC||Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)||18:00||20:30|
|27 January 2022||THURSDAY||Doctor Sleep||PICNIC||Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)||18:00||20:30|
|3 February 2022||THURSDAY||Jerry Maguire||PICNIC||Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)||18:00||20:15|
|10 February 2022||THURSDAY||The Proposal||PICNIC||Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)||18:00||20:15|
|17 February 2022||THURSDAY||The Breakfast Club||PICNIC||Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)||18:00||20:00|
|24 February 2022||THURSDAY||The Shawshank Redemption||PICNIC||Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)||18:00||20:00|
|3 March 2022||THURSDAY||Slumdog Millionaire||PICNIC||Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)||18:00||19:45|
|10 March 2022||THURSDAY||Reel Rock 16||PICNIC||Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)||18:00||19:45|
|17 March 2022||THURSDAY||Spud||PICNIC||Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)||18:00||19:30|
|24 March 2022||THURSDAY||Shrek||PICNIC||Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)||18:00||19:30|
|31 March 2022||THURSDAY||Luca||PICNIC||Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)||18:00||19:30|
|7 April 2022||THURSDAY||Mean Girls||PICNIC||Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)||18:00||19:30|
|14 April 2022||THURSDAY||Dirty Dancing||PICNIC||Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)||18:00||19:30|
|21 April 2022||THURSDAY||TBC||PICNIC||Kirstenbosch Gardens (Newlands)||18:00||19:30|
GOOD TO KNOW
The Galileo Open Air Cinema picnic Thursdays are Covid-19 compliant, so the venue will accommodate a limited number of guests.
The Galileo Open Air Cinema also hosts birthday parties and end-of-year parties.
There will be family-friendly movies shown over the school holidays.
Bring cash, as not all vendors have scan-to-pay or card facilities.
BOOK YOUR TICKETS ONLINE NOW
The Galileo Picnic Thursdays tickets will cost between R109 - R195 per person. Book your tickets on WebTickets.
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