Last of Summer: 10 Movies to Catch Before The Galileo’s Seasonal Shutdown

April Movies at Galileo

April not only marks the last few summer sunsets but also the season finale for The Galileo Open Air Cinema as the popular Cape Town experience shuts down for autumn and winter in May.

We’ve handpicked 10 great movies to see this April. On 9 April, The Galileo is hosting a fantastical Easter show that promises to be a day of pure magic for the kids. With fun games, face painting, and one of their favourite Easter movies on the big screen, plus a complimentary chocolate Easter egg, this is an experience that they won’t soon forget.

Advance booking is extremely essential as spaces are bound to fill up fast for the last few open-air movie nights.

April Movies at Galileo


Toy Story is a 1995 animated family-friendly comedy. Taking place in a world where toys come to life when humans are not present. A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman action figure supplants him as the top toy in a boy’s bedroom.

When: 5 April – Wednesday | Doors open at 6pm | Movie starts at 7:30pm
Where: Kirstenbosch Garden, Rhodes Dr, Newlands, Cape Town

April Movies at Galileo

RISE OF THE GUARDIANS – Special Easter Show

Easter Sunday Fun

Get ready for an Easter celebration that’s jam-packed with fun activities for the whole family! From mouth-watering food stalls to exciting colouring competitions and face painting, and iconic chocolate Easter Eggs, there’s something for everyone. And if that’s not enough, keep an eye out for a special guest appearance from the Easter bunny – perfect for photo opportunities that you’ll treasure for years to come.

Once the scene is set, guests will have the chance to settle in on the lush lawns of the iconic Six Gun Grill Newlands Cricket Stadium, where they can immerse themselves in the animated fantasy action-adventure film, The Rise Of The Guardians. With the movie screened on a massive LED screen, it’s sure to be an experience like no other.

Rise of the Guardians is an animated fantasy action-adventure film that tells a story about the guardians – Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and the Sandman, who enlist Jack Frost to stop the evil Pitch Black from engulfing the world in darkness in a fight of dreams.

When: 9 April – Sunday | Doors open at 4pm | Movie starts at 5:30pm
Where: Six Gun Grill Newlands Cricket Stadium, Boundary Rd, Newlands, Cape Town

April Movies at Galileo


The Batman is a 2022 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman. It stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne / Batman alongside Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell. The film sees Batman, who has been fighting crime in Gotham City for two years, uncover corruption while pursuing the Riddler (Dano), a serial killer who targets Gotham’s elite.

When: 13 April – Thursday | Doors open at 6pm | Movie starts at 7:30pm
Where: Kirstenbosch Garden, Rhodes Dr, Newlands, Cape Town

April Movies at Galileo


The Reel Rock 17 Film Tour showcases the biggest climbing and adventure stories of the year. Burning the Flame features Babsi and Jacopo’s quest to free-climb Eternal Flame, a 3,000-ft. route up Nameless Tower in Pakistan. DNA follows Seb Bouin’s attempt to establish the most difficult route ever climbed in a limestone cave in France.

When: 14 April – Friday | Doors open at 6pm | Movie starts at 7:30pm
Where: Kirstenbosch Garden, Rhodes Dr, Newlands, Cape Town

April Movies at Galileo


Grease is a classic musical rom-com that unfolds the 1958 summer romance of T-Bird greaser – Danny and good girl – Australian transfer student Sandy. The film stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as Danny and Sandy.

When: 13 April – Saturday | Doors open at 6pm | Movie starts at 7:30pm
Where: Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, Noord Agter – Paarl Rd, Windmeul

April Movies at Galileo


Cruella is a 2021 American crime comedy film based on the character Cruella de Vil from Dodie Smith’s 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians. Set in London during the punk rock movement of the 1970s, the film revolves around Estella Miller, an aspiring fashion designer, as she explores the path that will lead her to become a notorious up-and-coming fashion designer known as Cruella de Vil

When: 21 April – Friday | Doors open at 6pm | Movie starts at 7:30pm
Where: Central Park, Century City, Cape Town

April Movies at Galileo


The Vow is 2012 romantic drama starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams. A car accident put Paige in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo works to win her heart again. The scenes of how they courted, became engaged and married at the Art Institute of Chicago and share a kiss under the Cloud Gate are interwoven with the present.

When: 22 April – Friday | Doors open at 5pm | Movie starts at 7:30pm
Where: Vredenheim Wine Estate, Hudson’s, R310, Baden Powell Drive, Stellenbosch Wine District

April Movies at Galileo


Fans of The Galileo will love Footloose, the 1984 musical drama film directed by Herbert Ross. It tells the story of Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon), a teenager from Chicago who moves to a small town, where he attempts to overturn the ban on dancing instituted by the efforts of a local minister (John Lithgow).

When: 25 April – Tuesday | Doors open at 6pm | Movie starts at 7:30pm
Where: Kirstenbosch Garden, Rhodes Dr, Newlands, Cape Town

April Movies at Galileo


The Incredibles is a 2004 animated family-friendly action adventure comedy. Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when he receives a mysterious assignment, it’s time to get back into costume. No gut, no glory!

When: 30 April – Sunday | Doors open at 6pm | Movie starts at 7:30pm
Where: Kirstenbosch Garden, Rhodes Dr, Newlands, Cape Town

Book your tickets now via webtickets, and bring the kids and the whole family along for an Easter and April fun and eventful time that’ll leave you with indelible memories of pure bliss.

Be sure to book your tickets early to avoid disappointment, and also to arrive early on the evening of the film to ensure you can snag the perfect spot where you will be able to enjoy an evening of artisanal food, drinks, and games. With The Galileo Open Air Cinema, you’re in for a cinematic experience like no other – under the stars and surrounded by the magic of the season.

For more information on the upcoming movies, venues and specials, visit The Galileo Open Air Cinema’s website at

Tel: 071 471 8728
Instagram: @thegalileo
Facebook: @GalileoCinema

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