• The Galileo Open Air Cinema, synonymous with magical outdoor movie experiences, is set to cast Cupid’s arrow over the week of love with a line-up of five captivating films, each ticking the boxes for romance and entertainment.

    Newly added to this year’s mix is the ‘Galentine’s Day’ celebration on February 13th, a day dedicated to raising a toast to ‘the gals’; to friendship and camaraderie- regardless of your relationship status.


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    The weeks’ worth of cinematic celebrations kicks off on February 13th, with a sassy screening of Coyote Ugly at Kirstenbosch Garden. The Galileo invites everyone, whether single or coupled up, to celebrate loved ones who add a little sunshine to life.

    As the calendar turns to Valentine’s Day on February 14th, The Galileo offers a special screening of The Proposal at Nooitgedacht in Stellenbosch. The exquisite estate is framed by mountain and vineyard vistas, providing the perfect backdrop to your Valentine’s plans.

    On Valentine’s Day, included in your ticket price of only R295 per person is a package of delightful treats that will make your Valentine’s Day even more special. This romantic evening includes live entertainment by saxophone sensation Kirya Kuti. You will get a welcome glass of Cap Classique bubbly, thanks to Villiera Wines, or a refreshing Sir Fruit juice on arrival. As if that wasn’t enough to make you swoon, your ticket includes a chocolate. Plus, we’re keeping the romance alive with a classic
    Valentine’s Day must-have: a red rose from the talented florists at Bunches for Africa.

    Enjoy a selection of snacks and dinner options under the stars

    Galileo guests are invited to arrive early, from 5 pm, to enjoy some bubbly and a shared toast with loved ones. From there, grab a selection of delicious goodies from the artisanal mini-market on-site and enjoy them picnic-style on the expansive lawns. From scrumptious pizzas, juicy burgers, and wholesome wraps to nachos, sweet treats, and of course, popcorn- everyone is catered to including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and Halaal options.

    Those searching to woo their sweetheart at the Valentine’s Day show and earn even more brownie points are able to further spoil loved ones with the ultimate thoughtful touch, a special note displayed on the big screen. Book your tickets then fill in the form by 8th February to ensure your message steals the show.

    The Galileo Valentine’s Week line-up

    February 15th: The Wedding Singer, Kirstenbosch Garden, Newlands
    February 16th: Gnomeo And Juliet, Kirstenbosch Garden, Newlands
    February 17th: Romeo And Juliet, Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West

    Valentine’s Day aside, The Galileo offers an ideal outing for date nights, birthday celebrations, and social gatherings, all throughout the summer months. The recipe remains beautifully simple- a selection of favourite films to suit all movie buffs, a ceiling of stars, and some of Cape Town’s and the Wineland’s most iconic venues.

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