<div class="ExternalClass8EB4DEC1B8C94070A10F13A252CB422F"><p>​</p><div class="ExternalClass2A5CC41D8ACA43838016AF3A73A36474"><p style="text-align:justify;">Cape Town's most exciting movie experience, The Galileo Open Air Cinema, will kick off the season in November with two exciting new venues; the croquet lawn at the V&A Waterfront and Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville, in addition to their regular screening venue at Kirstenbosch in Newlands. A feast of films will keep you entertained throughout the season – from romantic comedies, family fun nights and old time classics, there's a little something for everyone. </p><p>"We aim to ensure V&A Waterfront visitors always have something new to discover. An open-air cinema on the croquet lawn, with views over the harbour and Table Mountain, a new seven natural wonder is something quite special. I have no doubt that it will be a memorable Summer experience for Capetonians and international visitors alike," Executive Manager of Strategic Marketing for the Waterfront, Chantelle Cole said.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The cinemas, which are spread out across the city, are perfect for a romantic date, an evening out with friends or an end of year staff party. From the stunning backdrop of the quarry cliffs at Hillcrest, to the splendour of the gardens at Kirstenbosch, to the city lights and harbour view at the Waterfront, open-air cinemas, a relatively new concept in South Africa, have been going for quite some time all over the world – and they're hugely popular. </p><p>Doors to each venue open at 6pm sharp and the movie starts as soon as it is dark (between 7.30 and 8.15pm). Arrive early to reserve your spot, hire a backrest and blanket or bring something along to keep you warm and don't forget to bring some extra cash. Delicious, mouth-watering food, wine and bar drinks will be on sale at Hillcrest Quarry, local artisanal food vendors will have a large variety of delectable specialties on offer to enjoy, picnic-style, at Kirstenbosch, and at the cosmopolitan V&A Waterfront, visit one of the over 80 eateries before or after the show. You can even fill up your picnic basket at the <em>Market on the Wharf</em>, where from the 30 October until Easter Monday (20 April), they have extended their trading hours to trade seven days a week.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dress up for the occasion! There will be a resident photographer at each venue and the Galileo's team of movie buffs will be handing out complimentary tickets to the best dressed person – think burlesque for <em>Moulin Rouge</em>, Darth Vadar, Luke Skywalker or <em>Obi-Wan Kenobi</em> for <em>Star Wars</em>, kitsch but cool for <em>Zoolander </em>and of course, there's nothing like a man in uniform for <em>Top Gun</em> – whatever the movie, make an occasion of it, from start to finish. </p><p>For more information on each venue and to purchase tickets, visit www.thegalileo.co.za, follow on Twitter @TheGalileo or like their Facebook page The Galileo Open Air Cinema. For the early birds - discounted season tickets for each venue are available (October only). Follow @VandAWaterfront for more updates.</p></div></div><img alt="" height="223" src="/sites/waterfrontcontent/Event%20Images/Gal.jpg?Width=398&Height=223" width="398" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />2013-10-20T22:00:00Z



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