The Galileo in the media
Bizcommunity.com (April 5, 2013)
Where the real Movie Magic happens.
One thing that will always bring back fond memories for me are the days when we still had old school drive-in cinemas. I never understood why these were kind of phased out... There literally is no better way to see a movie than under the stars. The Galileo open air cinema in Cape Town, which is the brainchild of long-time friends Huenu Solsona and Thomas Brauer, has potentially started to fill this gap in my life. Not an old school drive-in per se, but sure close enough... perhaps even better. The setting is simply magical with Table Mountain as the backdrop. I went to see Searching for Sugar Man there this week, and I could not imagine any better way to find him Read online...
Varsity Newspaper (March, 2013)
The coolest way to watch movies now.
The cold breeze writhes its way through your blanket as you gaze up at the big screen. It’s not coming from an aircon, but instead is the breath of Mother Nature. It’s only the bug that tickles your leg and the stars above your head that remind you that you’re not in a cinema. You still have the surround sound, the giant screen and the popcorn, but you also have the grass beneath your bottom and the mountain as a backdrop. Read online...
RBS Car Hire - Blog (February 28, 2013)
The Galileo Theatre: A Great Evening Out in Cape Town!
Kirstenbosch Gardens, in Newlands, Cape Town, plays host to a brand new era of the bioscope! The Galileo Theatre, is a new way to see classic movies under the African sky. Launched late 2012 – the crew at the Galileo aim to provide a fantastic evening’s entertainment for both those on a budget and those with a little extra to spare. Read online...
People's Post (January 22, 2013)
Movie night under the stars
MOVIE lovers can now take pleasure in experiencing the first Open Air Cinema in Cape Town. The Galileo Open Air Cinema takes place every Wednesday evening, with movie screenings starting at sunset, in Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. There are different genres - documentary, best foreign, adventure sport and all-time classics - for movie lovers to choose from weekly. It is a fun-filled experience for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you pock you own picninc or feast on deliciously prepared food and beverages from a variety of vendors on site, it's an exciting outing for a fun night under the stars.
Minimal Exposure.Maximum Style - Amelie (December 17, 2012)
The Galileo Open Air Cinema - Amelie
For years I wished that Cape Town had some sort of open air movie area that would play all my favourite movies and you could bring along your picnic baskets on a beautiful summer's night. So when I randomly came across the Galileo Open Air Cinema - playing at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens this summer - AND that they were going to be playing Amelie soon, I freaked o u t. Read online...
Whatson - Cape Town (December, 2012)
The Galileo Open Air Cinema - Oh, its not just good - it's really good.
Summer is officially here in Cape Town and that means sun, sand, sea and cinema. We all love a good movie night now and again and the whole cinema experience is generally a good time but being a Londoner ‘n all I just can't shake the profound guilt of doing anything indoors when the sun is shining outside, I just can't. So when I heard about the Open Air Galileo Cinema launching in the Mother City I was very happy indeed, to put it lightly. Read online...
Saturdaygirlsa - Blog (November 29, 2012)
Last night I was spoilt by the boyf with a awesome surprise! I am a huge fan of surprises so this was really a treat. We arrived at Kirstenbosch Gardens and attended The Galileo Open Air Cinema!
I am so impressed by the organisation of the event and how well presented it was. Most people had bought their own blankets, food, snacks and wine and arrived early so they could mingle and enjoy the setting.
Book yourself a seat for the next event! Super romantic night! Also great to gather all your friends and share a night under the stars in the most amazing location! Read online...
Marie Claire - Plugged In (November 27, 2012)
There’s something about watching a flick, outdoors, under the stars with your picnic basket within easy reach. Better than popcorn. We’re looking forward to watching Notting Hill and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon at the Galileo Open Air Cinema at Kirstenbosch Gardens this month. Visit TheGalileo.co.za for more info and the 2102/2013 programme.
GET IT Magazine (November, 2012)
Enjoy a range of ?lm genres every Wednesday evening under the stars at Kirstenbosch with the launch of the Galileo Open Air Cinema. Shows will run every week throughout the season, with the line-up including a diversity of ?lms across various genres including documentaries, best foreign, adventure sports and all-time classics. Blankets and chairs to hire and food to buy. Free entry to the gardens (Gate 2) from 6pm. Tickets from R60 each via Webtickets and for line-up visit www.thegalileo.co.za
Tatler (November 22, 2012)
Movie night under the stars
Set against the backdrop of the leafy Kirstenbsoch Gardens, the newly opened Galileo Open Air Theatre will offer movie-goers a starry experience this summer. Co-founders Huenu Solsona and Thomas Brauer said the idea was born about nine months ago at a dinner party... Click the picture for the full article.
Cape Argus (November 22, 2012)
Open-air cinema launched for festive season
The Galileo Open Air Cinema was launched last night at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens with the adventure sport film, Where the Trail Ends, which was attended by about 500 people.
Shows will run weekly throughout the holiday season usually on Wednesday evenings until April 23. The line up of films includes documentaries, foreign language films, adventure sport documentaries and classics. Screenings are on the Marquee Lawn, near Gate 2.
b-guided (November 21, 2012)
If one were to list the best summer experiences in Cape Town, the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset concerts would have to be included. Now, Kirstenbosch has launched The Galileo Open Air Cinema, where locals and visitors get to enjoy “a memorable movie experience under a ceiling of stars”. Read online...
Weekend Argus - the good weekend (November 18, 2012)
The drive-in is dead - long live the cinema under the stars
THINK of a romantic evening watching the stars of cinema under the open sky of Kirstenbosch gardens, tucked under a blanket with a loved one. The demise of the drive-in bioscope some years ago put a dampener on outdoor cinema, but Kirstenbosch is about to change that. The Galileo Open Air Cinema opens at the gardens on Wednesday evening, promising a selections of film across four genres...
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Urban Edge Lifestyle Mag (November 13, 2012)
Growing up with drive-ins, many South Africans are familiar to the concept of open air cinemas. The Galileo however will provide Cape Town with an entirely new film experience when it launches this summer.
Set against a backdrop of mountains and flora, this unique cinema is ideally positioned within Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Movie-goers of all ages will be able to enjoy a range of film genres every week, with blankets and chairs for hire and tantalising local delicacies available to purchase. Read online…
myfilm (November 12, 2012)
Classic films you saw when you were a kid, newer documentaries and films and a whole bunch of adventure sport movies will be shown at the open air cinema at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens’ Marquee lawn at Gate 2 this summer. Read online...
Mother City Living (November 6, 2012)
Everyone loves heading to Kirstenbosch on a summer Sunday for their open air concerts – and soon you can spend evenings there during the week, too.
On the 21st of November 2012, the Galileo Open Air Cinema will make its debut and visitors will be invited to enjoy a ‘memorable movie experience under a ceiling of stars’, all set, of course, against the ‘spectacular backdrop of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens’. Read online...
Cape Town Magazine (November 2012)
The Galileo Open Air Cinema at Kirstenbosch. Wine, dine and enjoy classic films and documentaries under the African sky. Banish the midweek blues with an evening under the stars on the sprawling lawns at Kirstenbosch for an open-air movie experience every Wednesday evening this summer. From November 2012 to April 2013, film buffs can laze on the lush lawns of Cape Town’s botanical garden for popcorn, picnics and good films. Read online…
Food24.com (November 2012)
Experience the magic of Cape Town's only outdoor cinema under a ceiling of stars at Kirstenbosch Gardens. Read online...