The Galileo in the media

Living Hillcrest - Blog (August 20, 2013)

Galileo Movie Selection

Makaranga Movie Moment.
The husband surprised me to a night out at the movies. Not just any movie...an outdoor movie! Makaranga are running this experience from August 7 until September 18, 2013. In my humble opinion Makaranga's garden is perfectly suited to this! It has a gentle slope which ensures everyone can see without having to sit in the front. Makaranga is beautiful, even in the dark!. Read online...

Do It Now (August, 2013)

doitnow open air cinema

The Galileo Open Air Cinema - Where the stars shine.
Nestled on the sloped banks of the pristine Makaranga Botanical Gardens, in Kloof, The Galileo Open Air Cinema extends a warm invitation to the beautiful people of Durban, to indulge in a night of film under a glistening evening sky. Read online...

Durbanite.co.za - Durban (August 14, 2013)

Durbanite open air cinema

The Galileo Open Air Cinema Brings a Brand New Film Experience to Durban.
What sets The Galileo aside from conventional cinemas (other than the chance to enjoy movies under a ceiling of stars) is that it is more than just a film – it is an experience. Ideal for a romantic date, a fun evening out with friends and family or the perfect way to relax during a busy week, every show promises a rewarding and social experience. Read online...

Stylist.co.uk (April, 2013)

Stylist.co.uk The Galileo

The Galileo voted amongst the World's best outdoor cinemas.
As the sun goes down over the city on a balmy summer evening, grab yourself a blanket and a bottle of Pinot Noir and head out to watch a movie by moonlight. Open air cinemas hold a special place in our imaginations, and no wonder. There are few more romantic experiences than settling down in a deckchair to watch a classic film - think West Side Story or Rio Bravo - under the stars, with the sound of the city all around and a sprawling crowd of all different ages and backgrounds held spellbound by one, giant screen. Read online...

Durbanzone.co.za (August 7, 2013)

Durbanzone open air cinema

Open-air cinema returns to Durban.
The Galileo Open Air Cinema launched on Wednesday evening, at the Makaranga Garden Lodge in Kloof, with the screening of Pretty Woman. The Makaranga makes for a perfect screening venue and those who attended were all excited about the open air cinema concept. ‘We no longer have a drive-in to go to so this is really great" and ‘We've seen Pretty Woman about 15 times but watching it here is a whole new experience’ were just some of the comments made by those in attendance. And it wasn't only those living in the Kloof area that came out to watch a movie. Some of the people we spoke to had traveled from Glenwood, Musgrave, Assagay and Westvllle. There were blankets for hire in the event of the evening chill becoming too much and drinks, eats and of course popcorn readily available. The picture itself was great, as was the sound - way better than the old drive-in days. All In all a great evening for the whole family. Read online...

Arts & Leasure - The Independent (August 3, 2013)

The Independent Durban

Made for movies.
The open air viewings, which will be on show for a period of eight weeks from August 7, will exhibit all-time classic films at Durban's first outdoor cinema experience at the Makaranga Garden Lodge in Kloof... Click on the picture for the full article.

Bizcommunity.com (July 24, 2013)

Bizcommunity

Open-air cinema returns to Durban.
Growing up with drive-ins, many South Africans are familiar to the concept of open-air cinemas. The Galileo, however, will provide Durban with an entirely new film experience. Set against a backdrop of rolling hills and lush flora, the cinema is situated at Makaranga Botanical Garden in Kloof. Movie-goers of all ages will be able to enjoy a range of old blockbuster films each week, with tantalising local delicacies available to purchase. Read online...

Get It Durban (July 19, 2013)

Get It Online Durban

The Galileo Open Air Cinema Brings a Brand New Film Experience to Durban.
The cinema is set to launch in Durban on 7 August at Makaranga in Kloof. Movies will start at 6.30pm and entry to the movie area will open at 4pm, giving movie-goers ample time to get a bite to eat from a variety of delicious food on location. Shows will run every Wednesday for the months of August and September and movies include such classics as Pretty Woman, Top Gun and Love Actually. Tickets are available online through The Galileo’s website or directly through Webtickets and cost R70. Read online...

Showme.co.za - Durban (August 13, 2013)

Showme Durban open air cinema

Seen at the opening of The Galileo Open Air Cinema.
The opening of The Galileo Open Air Cinema took place on Wednesday 7th August at the stunning Makaranga Garden Lodge in Kloof. Everyone had a great evening in the setting which provided music, food and drinks before the show. People came from all areas of Durban including Glenwood, Musgrave and Assagay. There were scattered fire places around the lawn but for those who wanted the extra warmth and extra blankets were available for rent at R10 each. The picture and sound quality were excellent and all in all, a great evening was enjoyed by everyone. Read online...

Doitnow.co.za - Online Magazine (July, 2013)

doitnow.co.za

The Galileo Open Air Cinema takes entertainment to a new level
with a diversity of all-time classic films enjoyed under the stars in a unique garden setting. Growing up with drive-ins, many South Africans are familiar to the concept of open air cinemas. The Galileo however will provide Durban with an entirely new film experience when it launches this August. Set against a backdrop of rolling hills and lush flora, this unique cinema is ideally positioned at Makaranga Botanical Garden in Kloof. Movie-goers of all ages will be able to enjoy a range of old block-buster films each week. Read online...

DurbanZone - Online Magazine (July 18, 2013)

DurbanZone

Open Air Cinema to launch in Durban.
Launching in Duran this August, The Galileo Open Air Cinema takes entertainment to a new level with a diversity of all-time classic films enjoyed under the stars in a unique garden setting. Read online...

Bizcommunity.com (April 5, 2013)

Varsity Newspaper

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...