Why reinvent the wheel when it works so well? Dinner and a movie is a combination that will never go out of style, so for your next date night, try these three spots where you can truly enjoy dinner and a movie – in style:
1. Labia Theatre
The Labia Theatre is the oldest Independent Art-Repertory Cinema in South Africa, showing the best of circuit, independent movies, foreign films, documentaries, classics and other alternative and art circuit films.
Enjoy quality movies at reasonable admission prices in their four characteristic screens: a 176 seater, a 100, a 65 seater, an intimate 50 seater.
In addition, the theatre has a cosy coffee bar which offers home-made delicacies, a chocolate bar serving sweets, chocolates and popcorn, an outside garden terrace and a fully licenced bar. The Labia is the only cinema where you can relax, sip a drink from the bar and watch a movie.
Labia Theatre work in conjunction with Societi Bistro next door to offer a Movie Meal Special for Two.
Every Monday and Tuesday, be treated to two pastas and two movie tickets for R120. Or opt for a special at Diva Pizza on Wednesdays: enjoy two Diva pizzas and two movie tickets for R130. Collect and enjoy your pizza on their garden terrace before your movie.
Movie/Meal vouchers must first be purchased at the respective restaurants and thereafter exchanged for movie tickets at the Labia box office. Should you wish to eat after your screening you still need to purchase your vouchers first at the restaurant and inform them that you will return to have your meal after the movie screening. You will be given two vouchers one for your meal and one to exchange at the Labia box office for your movie tickets. It is advisable to reserve a table at the restaurant in advance as tables cannot be guaranteed on busy nights when the movie/meal deals are being run with the Labia.
- Location: 68 Orange St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8000
- Website: thelabia.co.za
- Societi Bistro booking: Call 021 42 42 100.
- Diva Pizza orders: Whatsapp 078 341 7102
2. Pepperclub Hotel
The Pepperclub Hotel houses the elegant Odeon Cinema. Unique to the 5-star Cape Town hotel, the retro cinema is perfect for a memorable night out in the city. Offering 29 luxurious cinema seats, the Odeon Cinema is conveniently situated on the ground floor of the hotel adjacent to their private conference and event rooms. The cinema is available to in-house guests at no charge during their stay, where they can enjoy a range of movies, series or live sporting events. The cinema also hosts the hotel’s popular dinner and movie evenings, which take place every week, where they invite members of the public to join them for the ultimate date night in Cape Town city centre.
Enjoy their dinner and a movie deal for just R265 per person from Monday to Sunday. Have a look at their blockbuster movie line-up and book your special date night or fun girls night out.
Bookings are done via the Dineplan widget on their site. Your ticket includes a one-course dinner in their restaurant, the movie and a popcorn. Dinner is served at 7pm and the movie starts 8pm.
Peruse the menu to build an appetite.
- Location: Corner of Loop Street and, Pepper St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8005
- Website: pepperclub.co.za
- Contact: Call 021 812 8888
3. 12 Apostles Hotel
For a quiet night in, reserve your seat in 12 Apostles Hotel’s cosy 16-seater cinema where you can look forward to plush leather seating, Dolby surround-sound and a selection of complimentary popcorn, snacks and refreshments.
The cinema offers five screenings per day at 12pm, 4pm, 8pm and 10pm, with the schedule of titles available online and in the hotel. If there are no prior reservations for the scheduled screening, guests are welcome to select their own title from the extensive library.
The cinema is open to both resident guests and outside visitors and this unique offer allows guests to enjoy an evening of food and wine in Azure Restaurant, followed by a memorable film screening in the private cinema.
Whether it’s a night of silver screen indulgence, or a date night with a difference, this memorable offer adds a whole new appeal to dinner-and-a-movie. Enjoy a three-course dinner in Azure Restaurant, or The Café Grill, before heading to the private screening.
Have a look at what is showing in June. Reservations at the restaurants must be made separately.
- Location: Victoria Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8005
- Website: 12apostleshotel.com
- Contact: Call 021 437 9000
- Restaurant bookings: Call 021 437 9029