SA Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR) is making the most of balmy summer nights with another edition of their popular open-air movie night at Kirstenbosch Gardens. This family-friendly event in Cape Town runs on Monday, 18 December and also includes an evening filled with live entertainment by the Ambience Band, lawn games for the children and a pop-in by Santa Claus.
Fun things to do for the entire family
The majestic Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is the ideal setting for this open-air movie night where the Rise of the Guardians (2012) will be screened. This Dreamworks animated movie follows Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, Jack Frost, and the Sandman as they join forces to protect the world’s children from the evil Boogeyman.
The film features a stellar cast of actors such as Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Chris Pine, and Jude Law. Get there early to secure some good seats, and so you can chill out over a picnic before the films light up the big screen. Guests can order burgers, pizza and other easy snacks from the food stalls, or take their own picnic basket along.
On the cards is a live performance by the Ambience Band and exciting lawn games for the children. To get the festive spirit started, Santa Claus will be making an appearance for a meet and greet as well as photo opportunities.
Fundraising for a good cause
SA Bone Marrow Registry’s movie night event is one of the organisation’s main fundraising drives. For many patients battling blood-related cancers, the simple joys of life away from the confines of a hospital bed are merely a dream. It is, for this reason, that the organisation has set the stage for a night under the stars with an open-air movie night, dedicated to raising funds for its Patient Assistance Programme (PAP).
Since its launch in 2018, nearly 80 patients have benefitted from the Patient Assistance Programme which assists families who do not have the financial means to cover donor-related costs associated with transplants. For direct donations to the SA Bone Marrow Registry, please click here.
How to book tickets for SA Bone Marrow Registry open-air movie night
Tickets can be booked in advance via Computicket. Take advantage of the early-bird and Black Friday special rates.
Early-bird rates until 23 November: R140pp per adult | R290 per couple | R85pp for kids 5-12yrs, kids under 4yrs enter FREE | R490 for family of 4
Black Friday rates on 24 November: R126pp per adult | R261 per couple | R76.50pp for kids 5-12yrs, kids under 4yrs enter FREE | R441 for family of 4
Standard rates from 25 November: R180pp per adult | R330 per couple | R100pp for kids 5-12yrs, kids under 4yrs enter FREE | R570 for family of 4
Gates open at 6pm, and the screening starts at 8pm. Picnic baskets are welcome at the event but food can be ordered from food and drink vendors in the evening. All ticket prices include backrest, no chairs or umbrellas are allowed. Should the weather not play along in the evening, the event will be postponed to 2 January. 2024
When: Monday 18 December, from 6pm. Movie starts at 8pm
Where: Marquee Lawn, Gate 2, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Rhodes Dr, Newlands, Cape Town