No matter how much things change, one thing stays the same: the magic of cinema. Watching a movie is a special experience, one that cannot be beat.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a throwback experience has resurfaced – drive-in movies. Patrons spend their evening in the safety of their car while enjoying a movie under the stars.

If you’re wanting some fun entertainment while still maintaining social distancing, check out one of these drive-in offerings:

The Galileo

The Galileo Open Air Cinema has been a popular go-to date night for many Capetonians over the years, and now you can enjoy it in a covid compliant manner too. They offer three styles of cinema: Royale, Picnic & Drive In in locations across the Mother City.

Doors open between 5 and 6.30 pm – check individual performance for details. Snacks are available to pre-order. Audio will be broadcast via radio frequency to your portable or car radio. Ticket prices range from R75 – R125 per person depending on how many people are in the car.

For more information, visit their website HERE.

Go Drive In

GoDriveIn Movie and Roadhouse in Salt River is the perfect place to gather the kids for a fun night out, or slip away for a romantic date night with your significant other. Movies are projected onto a nine-metre screen and the sound is shared directly into your car via FM radio.

Open three nights a week from Thursdays to Sundays, this drive-in experience showcases classic popular films for every taste. Dig into one of the many delightful offerings from local vendors on the site including curries, boerie rolls, burgers and hotdogs, wraps, toasties, pizza, chicken wings and more.

The venue is located at 346B Victoria Road in Salt River. On drive-in nights, doors open at 6pm and movies start at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased online and at the entrance for R190 per car (includes five people per car).

Outdoor seats can also be purchased for R90 each including FM headphones for those without a car. For those without a car radio, FM radios can be hired for R100 a unit.

For more information, visit the website here or buy tickets here. 


Picturesque views, delicious market-style food stalls and family-friendly entertainment are on the cards every Saturday at Boschendal. The popular wine farm hosts a drive-in movie every week on the Werf Helicopter Pad. Doors open at 6pm for the 8.15pm movie start time.

Be sure to book your spot ahead of time. Tickets cost R250 per vehicle – max 4 people per vehicle, and R100 per additional person.

Booking your tickets HERE.

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Picture: Facebook / Galileo Open Air Cinema

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