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The Galileo Open Air Cinema at Kirstenbosch

Next time you consider catching a movie, why not swop a snug theatre for a scenic outdoor cinema at the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The newest edition to Kirstenbosch’s stellar outdoor entertainment facilities, catching a show at the Galileo Open Air Cinema is a fun weekday activity to enjoy with family or friends.

Set on the sweeping marquee lawn, conveniently close to the city as well as Green Point accommodation, the Galileo Open Air Cinema invites Cape Town locals and visitors to enjoy a memorable film experience under a blanket of twinkling stars. You won’t catch just any movie though; the Galileo brings you a diversity of film genres played out on different nights of the week.

Set against the lush backdrop of Kirstenbosch Gardens and the serene soundtrack of melodic birdlife, Cape Town locals or visitors staying in Green Point accommodation needn’t stray far to enjoy a unique cinematic experience – whatever their film preference. The film festival is drawing to a close in early April, so make sure to catch one of the following shows before it’s too late.

DOCUMENTARY: One Day on Earth: 6 March 2013 at 21:30

This great grassroots documentary showcases the work of over 19, 000 filmmakers – both novice and professional.

FOREIGN: City of God: 13 March 2013 at 21:55

This subtitled film is a modern masterpiece illustrating how crime affects the poor population of Rio de Janeiro. The film focuses on two friends who choose to take distinctly different paths in life – one a photographer and the other a gang member.

CLASSIC: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels: 27 March 2013 at 21:30

Guy Ritchie’s classic crime-caper comedy-drama is set in London’s East End and details a big-bucks scheme gone awry. Expect plenty of laughs and a high dose of violence.

DOCUMENTARY: Searching for Sugar Man: 3 April 2013 at 20:45

Searching for Sugar Man – the title on everybody’s lips – tells the remarkable true story of a musical legend whose career never took off in his home country, but it did in South Africa. It takes two fans and a lot of searching to track down the famed Rodriguez who was completely unaware of his ‘superstar’ status in South Africa.

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