PROGRAMME FOR THE 2016-2017 THE GALILEO OPEN-AIR CINEMA IN THE CAPE WINELANDS & CAPE TOWN (WEEKENDS)
Grab some snacks and get ready to watch your favourite films beneath the stars on the Weekends
This year The Galileo Open Air Cinema is continuing its expanded schedule with a weekly Friday and bi-weekly Saturday screening at some of the Cape’s historic, scenic and all-round fabulous wine estates and inner-city gems. During the school holidays, special Family Sunday screenings will take place at Kelvin Grove in Newlands.
This year, the fabulous film fest will also feature a special selection of flicks at various chosen locations around the Mother City every Friday night. On the first Friday of the month, movies will be shown at The Castle; second Fridays will be screened at Central Park in Century City, third Fridays will be held at the Fedisa Rooftop in the CBD, fourth Fridays will play at Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville and the fifth Fridays of December and March will be located at the Noordhoek Common.
Twice a month, until April 2017, the film festival will showcase romance films, cinematic classics, action flicks and award-winning, toe-tapping musicals at one of 13 Winelands destinations on Saturday nights: Knorhoek, Lourensford, Antonij Rupert, Warwick, Rhebokskloof, Rustenberg, Nederburg, Vergenoegd, Muldersvlei, Uitkyk, Boschendal, Allée Bleue and Blaauwklippen.
These weekend cinema nights make for a perfect romantic first date, date night with the spouse or even a relaxing evening out with the family. Laze beneath the stars surrounded by historic vineyards and towering mountain ranges on lush lawns in the Cape Winelands, or discover truly remarkable locations dotted around our pretty city.
Movie-goers can gain entrance to the venues from 6pm onwards on Fridays, 5pm onwards on Saturdays, and 4pm on Sundays (proof of ticket purchase is required) and grab a bite to eat from the on-site vendors. The list of food stalls will vary according to the venue, and details of who will be present can be found on Thegalileo.co.za under each venue’s page; be aware that only cash will be accepted as no card facilities are available.
Please note that guests will not be allowed to bring any alcohol from home into the venue.
The movies start just after sunset, between 7:45pm and 8:30pm; it’s best to get there early to secure prime viewing spots. Chairs and backrests from home are not allowed into the movie area, but backrests and blankets are available for rent at the venue if you haven’t already booked them with your ticket.
Friday movie schedule:
|4 NOV||7:45pm||Rock of Ages||The Castle|
|11 NOV||7:45pm||Avatar||Century City|
|18 NOV||8pm||The Great Gatsby||Fedisa|
|25 NOV||8pm||Top Gun||Meerendal|
|2 DEC||8pm||The Notebook||The Castle|
|9 DEC||8:15pm||The Lion King||Century City|
|16 DEC||8:15pm||The Social Network||Fedisa|
|23 DEC||8:30pm||Love Actually||Meerendal|
|30 DEC||8:30pm||Almost Famous||Noordhoek Common|
|6 JAN||8:30pm||Everest||The Castle|
|13 JAN||8:30pm||The Grand Budapest Hotel||Century City|
|27 JAN||8:15pm||Dirty Dancing||Meerendal|
|3 FEB||8:15pm||Pretty Woman||The Castle|
|10 FEB||8pm||The Notebook||Century City|
|17 FEB||8pm||Ferris Bueller’s Day Off||Fedisa|
|24 FEB||8pm||Jurassic Park||Meerendal|
|3 MAR||7:45pm||The Shawshank Redemption||The Castle|
|10 MAR||7:45pm||The Dark Knight||Century City|
|17 MAR||7:45pm||The Wolf Of Wall Street||Fedisa|
|24 MAR||7:45pm||The Hangover||Meerendal|
|31 MAR||7:45pm||300||Noordhoek Common|
|7 APR||7:45pm||Maleficent||The Castle|
|14 APR||7:45pm||Vacation||Century City|
|21 APR||7:45pm||The Hunger Games||Fedisa|
Saturday movie schedule:
|5 NOV||7:45pm||Grease||Lourensford Wine Estate|
|19 NOV||8pm||Breakfast At Tiffany’s||Nederburg Wines|
|3 DEC||8pm||Finding Nemo||Muldersvlei Estate|
|17 DEC||8:15pm||Pretty Woman||Uitkyk Wine Estate|
|7 JAN||8:30pm||Mamma Mia!||Boschendal|
|21 JAN||8:30pm||50 First Dates||Blaauwklippen Wine Estate|
|4 FEB||8:15pm||Interstellar||Rustenberg Wines|
|18 FEB||8pm||He’s Just Not That Into You||Allée Bleue Estate|
|4 MAR||7:45pm||The Grand Budapest Hotel||Rhebokskloof Wine Farm|
|18 MAR||7:45pm||Dirty Dancing||Warwick Wine Estate|
|1 APR||7:45pm||Life Of Pi||Anthonij Rupert Wines|
|15 APR||7:45pm||Love Actually||Vergenoegd Wine Estate|
|29 APR||7:45pm||Pride & Prejudice||Knorhoek|
Valentines Day Special Tuesday Screening: Tuesday, 14 February 2017 will be celebrated in style with a screening of When Harry Met Sally at Nooitgedacht Estate at 8pm.
Family Sunday movie schedule:
|11 DEC||8:15pm||Frozen||Kelvin Grove|
|18 DEC||8:15pm||The Jungle Book (2016)||Kelvin Grove|
|8 JAN||8:30pm||Toy Story||Kelvin Grove|
|2 APR||7:45pm||The Lego Movie||Kelvin Grove|
|9 APR||7:45pm||Ice Age||Kelvin Grove|
|16 APR||7:45pm||The Never Ending Story||Kelvin Grove|
TICKETS FOR THE 2016-2017 THE GALILEO OPEN-AIR CINEMA IN THE CAPE WINELANDS & CAPE TOWN (WEEKENDS)
Tickets for the entire season are now on sale and can be purchased online via Thegalileo.co.za. Do note that if a show sells out online, no tickets will be available at the door. Space is limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. Gift vouchers are also available via the site.
|Standard ticket||Entry only||R79p/p|
|Warm ticket||Entry and blanket||R87p/p|
|Comfy ticket||Entry and backrest||R95p/p|
|Warm and comfy ticket||Entry, blanket and backrest||R100p/p|
|VIP||Entry, blanket, backrest, reserved seating, popcorn, Savanna and sweets||R159p/p|
|AT THE DOOR (subject to availability)|
|Standard ticket||Entry only||R90p/p|
|Warm ticket||Entry and blanket||R100p/p|
|Comfy ticket||Entry and backrest||R110p/p|
|Warm and comfy ticket||Entry, blanket and backrest||R120p/p|
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS FOR THE 2016-2017 THE GALILEO OPEN-AIR CINEMA IN THE CAPE WINELANDS (WEEKENDS)
Since the event takes place outdoors at the mercy of Cape’s fickle weather, patrons are urged to dress appropriately and be prepared for all scenarios. The event will not be cancelled if there is only a light drizzle, but it will be called off should there be rain or very strong winds. In the case of adverse weather conditions, film-goers will be notified via email and sms about any changes to the programme if the show is cancelled before the doors open. Patrons can then request a refund. If the movie is cancelled after the doors open, you will recieve and email and sms the following working day allowing you to choose another movie on another date. Please note that there is a seven-day grace period for refund claims – if a claim is not made in after seven days, tickets will be forfeitedn and no refund will be given. For more information, visit Thegalileo.co.za.