Lush green lawns, a feast of yummy food and a great film to boot – just the bare necessities for a fantastic family outing. The Galileo Open Air Cinema has a family friendly line-up to deliver all that and more this summer, at venues across the city and winelands.
From November to April, Cape Town’s summer staple will be screening a selection of classic animated and live action films like Frozen, The Jungle Book, The Lion King and Home Alone. Kids, their parents, and nostalgic twenty-somethings are all bound to find something to be swept away by – or, at the very least, sing-along to.
In addition, and back by popular demand, Family Sundays at Kelvin Grove run throughout the December holidays, starting out with Moana on 10 December. For these screenings, doors open early, at 4pm, and kids are encouraged to work off their energy with various interactive games, face painting, jumping castles and other outdoor activities before the film starts soon after sunset. With child minders on hand, picnic baskets available to order and vendors serving up delicious food, parents can sit back, relax and just like Princess Elsa, let it go.
Family friendly films at The Galileo:
17-Nov: Jurassic World
07-Dec: Finding Dory
09-Dec: The Jungle Book
15-Dec: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
20-Dec: The Secret Life of Pets
06-Jan: The Lion King
26-Jan: Beauty and the Beast (2017)
28-Feb: The Lion King
20-Apr: The Jungle Book
Family Sunday sessions at Kelvin Grove:
24-Dec: Home Alone
Special Family Screenings:
Christmas Day (25 December): The Santa Claus
Easter Sunday (1 April): Rise Of The Guardians
Ticket prices (applies to adults and kids):
Tickets range from R89 – R175 (kids two years and under enter for free). Special screenings on Christmas Day and Easter cost R150, and include a backrest, blanket, sweet treat, special décor and extra entertainment.
Visit www.thegalileo.co.za to view the full programme, venues and ticket options.
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Telephone: 071 471 8728 (available until 8pm on show days)