A Night Under the Stars: Galileo Season 7 Launch

It was a cool October evening in Cape Town. The sun was beginning to dip below the craggy tops of the Table Mountain mountain range and excited chatter bubbled up as the crowds began to arrive at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden.

Golden lights twinkled above bustling food stalls, people laid out blankets, set up picnics, and strolled across the lawn which was acting as a makeshift open air cinema. As the sun officially set, the sold out audience took their seats with great anticipation as the opening credits of classic flick Dirty Dancing flashed across the huge screen. We were all ready for a night under the stars at the Galileo.

On Wednesday, 17 October, Safari365 attended the official launch of the Galileo Open Air Cinema’s 7th season.

The Galileo Open Air Cinema is a nighttime outdoor cinema. During Cape Town’s warmer months (October to April), on different evenings throughout the week the Galileo sets up for a movie event under the stars at different venues in and around the city and the winelands. 

Galileo Open Air Cinema

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden

Locations include the beautiful Kirstenbosch Gardens, the V&A Waterfront, Meerendal Wine Estate and many more. Guests can pack a picnic or choose from the array of food stalls available each evening. The movies showing are a great mix of genres including romantic comedies, family friendly flicks, cult classics, musicals and riveting documentaries. Blankets backrests and special VIP sections are available for a comfortable and cosy outdoor movie experience.

Galileo Open Air Cinema

Anthonij Rupert Wine Estate

Cape Town’s warm summer days are filled with so many things to see and do from visiting Table Mountain and Cape Point to exploring the vibrant V&A Waterfront and sampling delicious vintages in the winelands. There are just as many things to do when the sun sets. The Galileo Open Air Cinema offers a relaxing, unique and memorable way to end off a day spent exploring Cape Town.  It’s an evening filled with treats for Cape Town locals and tourists alike.

Gates open at 6pm on weekdays, 5pm on Saturdays and 4pm on Sundays. Movies begin when the sun sets.

See the Galileo website for movies, dates and more information.

Looking to experience your own trip to Cape Town? Start planning your trip today!

All photos courtesy of the Galileo Open Air Cinema Team.

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