REEL adrenalin action at The Galileo

Looking for some reel action? Forget that Bourne guy or those CGI effects. For pure heart-pounding, hand-wringing action that makes your mouth dry with adrenalin,


The Galileo Open Air Cinema has the booster you’ve been waiting for – six action-packed sports movies, shorts and documentaries perfect for sports lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

The adrenaline-fuelled line-up kicks off with View From A Blue Moon, a surf documentary that follows current World Champion, John John Florence, as he seeks out the hardest breaks on the toughest shores.

History buffs score a double treat when Everest – the story of that ill-fated summit –  plays out inside the legendary walls of The Castle, one of Cape Town’s most historic venues.

Back by popular demand is Reel Rock 11 – the latest in this series of rock climbing shorts that promises to deliver yet another cliff hanger to the Kirstenbosch crowd.

Love him or hate him you’ll want to catch him, aka Lance Armstrong, as he climbs, stumbles and falls in the documentary The Armstrong Lie, which plays out in February at the V&A Waterfront.

For those wanting to combine date night with surfing, Blue Crush has got you covered for a snuggly night out in the beautiful Kirstenbosch gardens. (Date night tip: be sure to book the blanket and backrest option.)


And what better way to wrap up the sports selection for the season than with the South African premier of Trails in Motion MTB Film Festival –  a series of short films exploring the agony and the ecstasy that trails every bumpy mountain bike adventure.

Sound like enough adrenalin-packed adventure for one summer? Visit to book your space under the stars.

Sports movie line-up:
Thursday 8 December              View From A Blue Moon
Friday 6 January                      Everest
Wednesday 18 January             Reel Rock 11
Thursday 2 February                The Armstrong Lie
Wednesday 1 March                 Blue Crush
Wednesday 29 March               Trails In Motion MTB Film Festival

Proudly presented by Savanna, The Galileo opens its doors at 6pm (Tuesday to Friday), 5pm (Saturdays), 4pm (Sundays), and the movie starts at sunset. Arrive early to reserve your spot on the lawn, hire a comfy backrest and a warm blanket and treat yourself to a delicious spread of food, alcohol, soft drinks and sugary treats – all on sale at each handpicked venue.

Ticket prices:
Standard: R79
Warm: R87 (plus blanket)
Comfy: R95 (plus backrest)
Warm & comfy: R100 (plus blanket and backrest)
VIP: R159 (Reserved premium seating, Savanna, blanket, backrest, popcorn and sweets)

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