The Galileo Open Air Cinema is back for summer!

We attended the official opening night of The Galileo Open Air Cinema at Bloemendal Wine Estate. I took my husband along and it turned out to be the perfect date night even though I got distracted by Ryan Gosling’s ‘photoshopped abs’ once or twice while we watched ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love!’ #canyoublameme?

If romantic comedies aren’t your thing, don’t stress, as their summer line up has something for everyone.

From classics like The Notebook and La La Land to action packed movies like Braveheart and Schindler’s List and family friendly favourites will be showcased until the end of April 2018 at a variety of intimate venues like Kirstenbosch Gardens and The Castle of Good Hope.

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Prefer to spend time relaxing with your significant other (or others)? No problem – The Galileo has added tasty picnic packs to their offering this year. Order in advance from and collect your pack when you check-in – put your feet up and enjoy.


Popular venues Kirstenbosch Gardens and the V&A Waterfront remain as weeknight hosts, with new spot on the block Bloemendal Wine Estate in Durbanville taking up the Tuesday night slot. Friday nights work on rotation – moving between Meerendal Wine Estate, Fedisa Rooftop, Central Park in Century City, The Castle of Good Hope and The Alphen Boutique Hotel. If getting out of the city (with a glass of vino in hand) sounds appealing, you can catch Saturday screenings at select wine estates in Paarl, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Somerset West.

V&A Waterfront venue


Standard: R89 (entry only)

Warm: R97 (plus blanket)

Comfy: R105 (plus backrest)

Warm & comfy: R110 (plus blanket and backrest)

VIP: R175 (Reserved premium seating, a drink, blanket, backrest, popcorn and sweets)

Snuggle: R320 per couple (blankets, chocolates, pillows, mattresses)

Special screenings – Halloween, Christmas Day and Easter: R150 (plus backrest, blanket, sweet treat, special decor and extra entertainment)

Valentine’s Day: R225 (plus backrest, blanket, welcome drink, chocolate, special decor and live music)

Visit to book tickets and to view this season’s line-up.

AUTHOR: Annette de wet

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