It’s a scene i’ve often seen in movies – people camped out on picnic blankets with glasses of wine and awesome food spreads, watching an awesome movie on a screen under the stars at some amazing venue. There’s something about watching a movie under the stars that just makes it a little more special.
The Galileo Open Air Cinema, has brought the concept to Cape Town, and with great success. They’ve used one of the most spectacular natural backdrops we have in our beautiful city – Kirstenbosch Gardens.
Running once a week (usually on Wednesday evenings), from November to April, The Galileo brings you a diversity of film genres in its magical open air setting:
1st week of the month: Documentaries
2nd week of the month: Best Foreign
3rd week of the month: Adventure Sports
4th week of the month: All-Time Classics
Gain free access into Kirstenbosch Gardens (Gate 2) from 6pm on presentation of your movie ticket and enter the Marquee Lawn area where movies are shown. They have a great selection of local food vendors, who offer everything from sandwiches to salads, pies and paellas, there is something for everyone.
You are, of course, welcome to bring your own food and drinks, as well as blankets (which i would recommend having a multitude of, as it’s getting quite cold in the evenings). You can also “rent” blankets and chairs at the venue, which saves you schlepping yours from the car ;)
NOW, this brings me to this Wednesday’s movie: LOCK, STOCK & TWO SMOKING BARRELS! I am too freaking excited!