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Festive family fun at The Galileo Open Air Cinema

A movie screening at The Galileo Open Air Cinema is the ideal safe, outdoor evening out for families, couples and friends this festive season.

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Now in its 10th year, Galileo hosts movie screenings set in some of the most picturesque locations across Cape Town and the Cape Winelands. Season 10 runs until 24 April 2022, showcasing a series of blockbuster hits, from family favourites to heart-warming romcoms, upbeat comedies and adored musicals.

Visitors can experience the new Royale cinema picnic option: an exclusive screening available at alternating venues, Radisson Blu Waterfront and Beau Constantia Wine Estate on the first Wednesday of each month. Thursdays and Sundays are reserved for the much-loved Kirstenbosch Gardens, while Fridays offer outdoor movie fans the chance to explore the city a little more, with rotating city venue favourites like Battery Park V&A Waterfront, Central Park in Century City and Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville.

Adults can relax on the lawns while the kids enjoy a giant game of jenga, swing ball or giant checkers and burn off some energy. The rest of the family can sample some of the artisanal goodness from the food and drink on-site mini-market, or enjoy a festive 'cheers' with loved ones under a canopy of stars.

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Festive movies


For the festive season, Galileo has made sure to provide a host of family-friendly screenings throughout December and January.

Enjoy 'Four Christmases' at Kirstenbosch Gardens on 23 December. Christmas Eve offers the chance to watch the seasonal classic 'The Grinch' at Meerendal and just in time for Christmas will be a special screening of 'Home Alone' where a Christmas hat, candy cane gifts and themed decor will add to the festive spirit. On Boxing Day will be another themed screening of 'Elf' - great for families and keeping little ones entertained post-Christmas.

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Upcoming screenings


17 Dec 2021: Mulan (2020) Battery Park
18 Dec 2021: The Greatest Showman, Plaisir Wine Estate
22 Dec 2021: Life Of Pi, Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands
23 Dec 2021: Four Christmases, Kirstenbosch Gardens
24 Dec 2021: The Grinch, Meerendal Wine Estate, Durbanville
25 Dec 2021: Home Alone (Christmas Special Screening), Kirstenbosch Gardens
26 Dec 2021: Elf (Boxing Day Special Screening), Kirstenbosch Gardens
30 Dec 2021: Raya And The Last Dragon, Kirstenbosch Gardens
1 Jan 2022: Sleepless In Seattle, Laborie Estate
2 Jan 2022: The Age Of Adaline, Kirstenbosch Gardens
5 Jan 2022: Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Radisson Blu Hotel
6 Jan 2022: Little Women (2019), Kirstenbosch Gardens

Click here for the full list of screenings and to book.

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