Despite currently experiencing the third wave of COVID-19 infections, the Galileo Open Air Cinema offers family and friends a fun night under the stars. You can now watch your favourite movies while enjoying the beauty of Mother Nature at some of Cape Town’s most picturesque venues.
The Galileo Open Air Cinema’s drive-in option provides an evening of relaxation, with a range of movies to suit all ages and interests, as well as a safe environment in these times. It also gives you the opportunity to create your own social bubble and invite the people you want inside of it! Think date nights, birthday bashes, book clubs or even family reunions.
In the past, the event was dependent on the weather but now, come rain, sunshine or snow the show will go on! Cosy up with blankets and convert your boot into your own private snuggle pad.
The drive-in cinema has screenings every week, so your weekend plans will no longer include being stuck indoors and doing the dishes but instead heading out for your closest drive-in venue for an unforgettable movie experience. Each screening will also give movie-goers the chance to win a mystery prize for whoever has added a little extra effort and sparkle into their family fun or date nights
Tips to enjoy your drive-in experience:
- Know where your ticket barcode is and have it ready to show
- If you have new friends joining, the entrance fee for extra guests is R100pp
- Cars will be parked by parking attendants in the order in which they arrive and depending on car height
- You can rent a portable radio from the location for R40 for the evening – cash only (while stocks last)
- Nobody will judge what you’re wearing. Feel free to come dressed in your PJ’s or your favourite movie character!
- For those more “romantically-inclined”, remember it is easy to see inside of cars.
- Hanky-panky, misbehaving or in any way, disturbing guests around you is not allowed
- You are also welcome to bring along your camping chairs and sit outside your vehicle provided you sit close to your vehicle and keep a 1.5m distance between you and the next car. *PLEASE NOTE* Sitting outside your vehicle is not permitted during lockdown Level 3
- It is mandatory to wear your mask if you leave your car
Food & drinks:
- A mobile food cart with drinks and treats will pass by your car for your purchasing convenience, with cash and scan-to-pay apps available
- You are also welcome to bring your own food/drinks if you wish
So if you want to experience an outdoor movie night check out The Galileo’s Instagram and Facebook pages for some ideas and previous award-worthy, shining setups.