An outing to the movies is a top pick for an old-fashioned date night and you can kick it up a notch during your Cape Town self-catering stay.

The Galileo open air cinema takes place at several top outdoor venues and delivers a mix of high drama, golden oldies and swoon worthy hits to suit the romantic at heart.

Plan your picnic and prepare for a night of entertainment under the stars this February:

Kirstenbosch Gardens

One of Cape Town’s most beautiful and popular summer outdoor venues plays host to the theatre every Wednesday in February with something to please all tastes. Here’s the schedule:

  • 6 February He Named Me Malala (documentary)
  • 13 February Sweet Home Alabama (romantic comedy)
  • 20 February Downsizing (science fiction drama)
  • 27 February Get Out (horror)

There’s a bonus screening of Mamma Mia – Here we go again on 28 February.


Bring along your loved one, a picnic blanket and basket and you’re all set for a romantic night at the movies.


V&A Waterfront


While it may not be as romantic as the Kirstenbosch Gardens, Battery Park at the Waterfront still makes for excellent outdoor viewing this February.


You can catch the epic Western, The Revenant on Friday 1 February or opt for comedic drama on 15 February with The Leisure Seeker.  


Other City Venues


Wipe away a tear at the romantic film, The Notebook, at Willowbridge Mall on Thursday 7 February and sing along to the hit musical, Annie, at Century City’s Central Park the next day.


Get Out of Town


If you really want to get away from it all on your night out under the stars, the winelands has no shortage of shows either.


Plaisir De Merle Wine Estate is showing Grease on Saturday 2 February, Breakfast at Tiffany’s is on at Peter Falke Wine Estate on the 9th, and Me Before You comes to Warwick Estate on the 16th February.


Planning a date night for Valentine’s Day? What could be better than Romeo and Juliet under the sparkly skies of Nooitgedacht Wine Estate?


On Friday 22nd, you can catch The Proposal at Meerendal Wine Estate, then head to Vergenoegd Wine estate for your Saturday night movie fix with Murder on the Orient Express.


Book Your Place Under the Stars


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