This Valentine’s Day, treat your sweetheart to an unforgettable evening of movie magic under a canopy of stars!
The Galileo Open Air Cinema, in proud partnership with Santam, is bringing a world-class outdoor movie experience to both the city and the beautiful Winelands for this year’s Valentine’s Week.
The exquisite Nooitgedacht Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, with its rolling vineyards, mountain vistas and expansive lawns, shaded by century-old oak trees, provides the perfect backdrop to your Valentine’s Day plans.
The screening of the romantic comedy-drama “Marry Me,” starring Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson, is bound to bring out the romantic in you. Arrive early after the gates open at 5pm and select your dinner and a beverage from an array of local vendors.
After toasting the evening with your complimentary cocktail made with Lyre’s non-alcoholic spirits and handmade Belgian chocolate from Geldhof Chocolatier, why not pick up some delectable treats from the on-site artisanal mini-market and enjoy them picnic-style on the immaculate lawn?
Guests will be treated to a pre-show serenade by South African music talent Ezra Lingeveldt, featuring live acoustic jazz, pop, reggae, R&B, blues and rock music.
If you’re unable to get to the Winelands or celebrate on an actual day, fear not!
The Galileo Open Air Cinema has catered to all with a week-long celebration of all things heart-themed and delightfully sentimental.
Weekly movie magic at everyone’s favourite venue, Kirstenbosch Garden, aims to please with the ultimate feel-good classics, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Pretty Woman, and Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Musical fans are in for a treat with “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” which is set to get feet tapping at the Vredenheim Hudson’s in Stellenbosch (the perfect movie for catching up with the girls for a post-Valentine’s celebration).
Those who want to show their loved ones how much they care can do so with the most thoughtful touch possible: a special note displayed on the big screen.
Book your tickets, then fill out this form by Monday, 6 February.
In the true spirit of Valentine’s Day and spreading love far and wide, your ticket this year can help improve the lives of others by donating R5 to the great cause of “StreetSmart.” This is not required, but it is encouraged and greatly appreciated.
Whether you’re trying to impress a new crush or show appreciation to your long-term partner, Galileo’s Valentine’s Day experience is bound to send Cupid’s arrows your way.
Steal a smooch and cuddle up close to enjoy a magical sunset that signals the start of the movie to follow.
Tickets are limited, so booking in advance is essential to avoid disappointment.
Valentine’s Day screening:
- Film: Marry Me
- Date: 14 February | Doors open at 5pm | Movie starts at 8pm
- Location: Nooitgedacht Wine Estate | R304 between Stellenbosch and the N1
- Tickets: R275 | Buy tickets
- Includes: Backrest, blanket, Geldhof chocolate, Lyre’s welcome drink, musical entertainment, movie
Post-Valentine’s Day screenings:
Ticket prices start at R129pp; doors open at 6pm on weekdays and 5pm on Saturdays, and the movie starts after sunset.
- Wednesday 15 February: Four Weddings and a Funeral| Kirstenbosch Garden
- Thursday 16 February: Pretty Woman | Kirstenbosch Garden
- Friday 17 February: Bridget Jones’s Diary | Kirstenbosch Garden
- Saturday 18 February: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again | Vredenheim, Hudson’s
Find the full season lineup here.
Picture: Galileo Open Air Cinema