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30 Things To Do This Weekend Galileo Open Air Cinema

10 Fun and Exciting Movies to Catch at The Galileo Open Air Cinema This November 2023

We’ve all been waiting in bated breath for the Galileo Open Air Cinema or return with their outdoor movies in Cape Town and surrounds. They’re finally back in full steam this November 2023 for more movie magic running at various venues.

The carefully curated line-up at outdoor cinema in Cape Town is bound to impress all audiences, from movie fanatics to couples looking for a different twist to movie night, and fun ways to keep the kids busy over the holiday break.

Let’s take a look at some of the movies guests can expect to enjoy at the ever-entertaining open-air cinema.

What’s on at The Galileo this month:

The Galileo Open Air Cinema - Maybe I Do

Maybe I Do

Maybe I Do is a 2023 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Michael Jacobs, based on his own play Cheaters, and starring Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey and William H. Macy.

When young couple Michelle and Allen finally decide to have their parents meet to talk about marriage, they discover they already know each other well, leading to some differing opinions about it.

Cost: From R140pp, book via Webtickets

When: Thursday, 16 November 2023. Doors open at 6pm and movie starts at 8pm
Where: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Gate 2, Rhodes Ave, Newlands, Cape Town

Galileo - Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film. It tells the story of an overprotective clownfish named Marlin (Brooks) who, along with a forgetful regal blue tang named Dory (DeGeneres), searches for his missing son Nemo (Gould). Along the way, Marlin learns to take risks and comes to terms with Nemo taking care of himself.

Cost: From R140pp, book via Webtickets

When: Friday, 17 November 2023. Doors open at 6pm and movie starts at 8pm
Where: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Gate 2, Rhodes Ave, Newlands, Cape Town

Galileo - Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman is a 1990 romantic comedy film that has stood the test of time. A rich corporate raider from New York (Richard Gere) needs an escort for some social events and hires a beautiful prostitute (Julia Roberts)… only to fall in love. Great for first dates, or just a catch-up with mates while taking advantage of the balmy after-dark atmosphere at The Galileo.

Cost: From R140pp, book via Webtickets

When: Saturday, 18 November 2023. Doors open at 5pm and movie starts at 8pm
Where: Muratie Wine Estate, Muratie Canvas, Knorhoek Rd, Koelenhof, Stellenbosch

Galileo - The Lord of the Rings The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Galileo outdoor cinema is treating Tolkien fans to a screening of Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the 2002 epic fantasy adventure based on the second volume of the novel – The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Continuing the plot of the previous film, it intercuts three storylines.

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron’s new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.

Cost: From R140pp, book via Webtickets

When: Wednesday, 22 November 2023. Doors open at 6pm and movie starts at 8pm
Where: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Gate 2, Rhodes Ave, Newlands, Cape Town

The Galileo Open Air Cinema - Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride is a 2022 American romantic comedy film starring Andy Garcia and Gloria Estefan. A father’s coming to grips with his daughter’s upcoming wedding through the prism of multiple relationships within a big, sprawling Cuban-American clan.

Cost: From R140pp, book via Webtickets

When: Thursday, 23 November 2023. Doors open at 6pm and movie starts at 8pm
Where: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Gate 2, Rhodes Ave, Newlands, Cape Town

 

Galileo - Marley and Me

Marley & Me (A special dog-friendly movie night at The Galileo)

Take your pup along to see Marley & Me, a 2008 American comedy-drama film. The film stars Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston as the owners of Marley, a Labrador retriever. A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog.

Guests can bring along their furry friends to enjoy the movie night with their hoomans! The outdoor movies are exclusively for humans, but this is the first pilot and pet-friendly concept at this specific venue. Not only can you buy a ticket for yourself, but you can also snag a VID (Very Important Dog) ticket for your pup. The Galileo is offering limited tickets for the screening, and proceeds will go to Oscars Arc.

Cost: From R140pp, book via Webtickets

When: Friday, 24 November 2023. Doors open at 6pm and movie starts at 8pm
Where: Central Park, Century City, via the M5, Cape Town

Galileo - A Good Year

A Good Year

A Good Year is a great 2006 romantic comedy film. A British investment broker inherits his uncle’s chateau and vineyard in Provence, where he spent much of his childhood. He discovers a new laid-back lifestyle as he tries to renovate the estate to be sold.

The film stars Russel Crowe as Max Skinner, including love interest Marion Cotillard as Fanny Chenal, Didier Bourdon, Abbie Cornish, Tom Hollander to name a few from a sella cast. The story unfolds with many plot twists as Crowe’s character battles to come to terms with the estate and leave it behind for others to pursue and the people that have a heartfelt connection to the property. 

Cost: From R140pp, book via Webtickets

When: Saturday, 25 November 2023. Doors open at 5pm and movie starts at 8pm
Where: Glenelly Estate, Ida’s Valley, Lelie St, Stellenbosch

The Galileo Open Air Cinema - 500 Days of Summer

500 Days of Summer

500 Days of Summer is a 2009 American romantic comedy-drama film. After being dumped by the girl he believes to be his soulmate, hopeless romantic Tom Hansen reflects on their relationship to try and figure out where things went wrong and how he can win her back.

Cost: From R140pp, book via Webtickets

When: Tuesday, 28 November 2023. Doors open at 6pm and movie starts at 8.15pm
Where: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Gate 2, Rhodes Ave, Newlands, Cape Town

Galileo - City Slickers

City Slickers

City Slickers is a 1991 American comedy Western film directed by Ron Underwood and starring Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern and Jack Palance amongst others. On the verge of turning 40, an unhappy Manhattan yuppie is roped into joining his two friends on a cattle drive in the southwest.

Cost: From R140pp, book via Webtickets

When: Wednesday, 29 November 2023. Doors open at 6pm and movie starts at 8.15pm
Where: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Gate 2, Rhodes Ave, Newlands, Cape Town

Love Actually

Love Actually is a romantic comedy film that was released in 2003, set in London and follows the lives of eight different couples in the weeks leading up to Christmas. 

The film features a star-studded cast, including Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley, Alan Rickman, and many others. Each storyline explores different aspects of love, including romantic love, unrequited love, familial love, and self-love.

The movie is known for its feel-good atmosphere, humour, and emotional depth. It has become a beloved holiday classic for many viewers, offering a heartwarming and entertaining celebration of love and human connections during the festive season.

Cost: From R140pp, book via Webtickets

When: Thursday, 30 November 2023. Doors open at 6pm and movie starts at 8.15pm
Where: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Gate 2, Rhodes Ave, Newlands, Cape Town