Galileo: The Best Outdoor Cinema in Cape Town to Check Out Over Summer

The Cape Town summer season is officially in full swing and the Galileo Open Air Cinema is adding a whole lot of fun and excitement to our summer season celebrations. Known as Cape Town’s first and finest outdoor movie experience, a visit to the sought-after Galileo Open Air Cinema undoubtedly deserves to be on everyone’s Cape Town summer bucket-list.

Whether you’re young or young at heart, the Galileo Open Air Cinema invites you to join in on all summer fun with an outdoor movie experience you won’t soon forget. Here is just a little taste of what you can expect from the best outdoor cinema in Cape Town this season.

It’s the perfect summer activity for the whole family

Galileo Open Air Cinema - Outdoor movie experience

Summer in Cape Town means beautiful warm days, late sunsets and the launch of the new Galileo Open Air Cinema season. And we couldn’t be more excited for this season’s jam-packed line-up. Running from the 16th of October 2019 – 25 April 2020 with screening from Wednesday – Saturday and selected Sundays, the Galileo Open Air Cinema will showcase a series of blockbuster hits in some of the most beautiful settings in Cape Town. From fun family favourites and heart-warming rom-coms to upbeat comedies, creepy horrors, memorable musicals and so much more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

In addition to an exciting outdoor movie experience, the Galileo Open Air Cinema invites you to bring your picnic basket and blanket along and enjoy an incredible evening of artisanal food and drinks, fun games and lively music in a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. It’s therefore safe to say that summertime in Cape Town is the perfect time of year to watch a movie under the Mother City moonlight and starry night sky at the Galileo Open Air Cinema.

Beautiful settings, amazing atmosphere & incredible movie moments under the stars

Galileo Open Air Cinema

The Galileo Open Air Cinema gives you the perfect opportunity to relive your favourite movie moments under the stars in some of the most beautiful settings in Cape Town. Some of the Galileo Open Air Cinema venues include Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, V&A Waterfront, Meerendal Wine Estate, Steenberg Farm and a selection of some of the most magnificent Wine Estates across the Cape Winelands. The Galileo Open Air Cinema perfectly combines the magic of an outdoor movie experience with a picturesque backdrop and a vibrant atmosphere for a truly unforgettable experience.

est outdoor movie experience in Cape Town

But, that’s not all! If you thought pairing a smash hit movie with a picturesque venue was enough, The Galileo is taking it to a whole new level for their eighth season. They’ve added a mouth-watering mini-market to every show as well as an array of giant lawn games. Thereby allowing you to sit back and relax on the luscious lawns with a glass of wine while the little ones run around and have a grand ol’ time.

If you’re in the mood for a little family bonding time, participating in a giant game of Jenga will do just the trick! The Galileo Open Air Cinema truly provides a unique and exciting solution for fun-filled family outings that absolutely everyone will love. Thereby making going to the Galileo Open Air Cinema one of the top things to do during summer in Cape Town.

Celebrate Christmas with your Family at the Galileo Open Air Cinema 

Christmas movie screening at the Galileo Open Air Cinema

The Galileo Open Air Cinema is adding their own festive cheer to Christmas day in Cape Town with their fun and festive outdoor movie screening on the 25th of December. Bringing tons of magic and Christmas joy to families and friends looking for something exciting to do once the sun sets on Christmas day, the Galileo Open Air Cinema’s Christmas day screening is the perfect festive season experience.

From a beautiful setting, a warm welcome from Santa Clause himself and a vibrant artisanal food market to fun-filled family games and picnic festivities, it promises to be one Christmas evening you won’t soon forget. This year’s coveted family-friendly Christmas screening will be none other than ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’. So, dust off your Christmas sweater, pack your picnic basket, gather your friends and family and celebrate Christmas with the best outdoor cinema experience in Cape Town.

Doors open at 6pm |Christmas ticket prices: R190 (includes backrest, blanket, candy cane, Santa hat & themed décor)

Ticket prices for the Galileo Open Air Cinema

Galileo Open Air Cinema Outdoor movie experience

  • Standard: R109 (entry only)
  • Warm: R117 (plus blanket)
  • Comfy: R125 (plus backrest)
  • Warm & comfy: R130 (plus blanket and backrest)
  • VIP: R195 (Reserved premium seating, blanket, backrest, Coke and a Frey chocolate slab)
  • Snuggle: R360 per couple (front row mattress, 2 blankets, 2 pillows and Frey chocolates)
  • Special screenings–Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s and Easter: Ticket prices var

Known as the best outdoor cinema experiences in Cape Town, there is absolutely no reason why enjoying a screening at the Galileo Open Air Cinema shouldn’t be at the top of your bucket-list. Filled with tons of fun, delicious food and drinks and a festive atmosphere, watching a movie under the stars at the Galileo Open Air Cinema is undoubtedly one of the top things to do in Cape Town this summer.

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About The Author: Bianca Bunge

I am a Cape Town based Travel Blogger & aspiring writer. Travelling is the ULTIMATE joy, it allows us to lose ourselves & find ourselves all at the same time, is there anything better than that? PURE BLISS!! And being a Travel Blogger allows me to share my love of travelling, especially my LOVE of Cape Town, with all of you. The Mother City truly did steal my heart, and perhaps she'll steal yours too! I also love the ocean, going on adventures & wine, I REALLY love wine! Join me on my mission to discover EVERY little bit of Cape Town, and what a glorious adventure it will be!
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