Another winner from the #CPTBloggerMeet goodie bag was the double ticket from The Galileo Open Air Cinema. Yes, I do live under a rock as I have never heard of it before. I don’t get out much.
Last night Danie and I went see Dirty Dancing at Hillcrest Quarry. What a super fun night!!! Yes, it deserves 3 exclamation marks. The venue is gorgeous, the people were happy and the movie is a classic. Who doesn’t love Dirty Dancing?
‘The Galileo Open Air Cinema invites Cape Town locals and visitors to a memorable movie experience under a ceiling of stars.’
The Galileo screens ‘endearing, all-time classic’ movies 3 times a week at three awesome venues – Tuesdays at Hillcrest Quarry, Wednesdays at Kirstenbosch Gardens and Thursdays at The V&A Waterfront. Don’t let the ‘endearing’ part scare you off if you aren’t a fan of soppy love stories. They cater for all – think There’s Something About Mary and The Matrix. You won’t go hungry as you will find a variety of delicious eats for sale before the show, or you can take your own picnic basket along. There are also (surprisingly comfy) chairs and blankets for hire.
Danie and I arrived at just before 18:00 and friendly staff members gave us a quick rundown on where everything was. We got our chairs and blankets and quickly found a seat and got comfy.
|Settled in nicely :)|
|How cute is this food truck?!|
The backdrop of the sun setting against the quarry walls was beautiful. There were already a lot of people and more and more came walking down the hill. Even though it was very busy, we never felt that the venue was too crowded nor did we have to wait in a too long queue at the bar or the loo. I really love the fact that everyone who was there were in such good spirits – everyone was chatting and laughing. Not even the freezing wind dampened the mood. Note: this is Cape Town and the weather is unpredictable – warm jackets are a must. The movie started as the sun set. Everyone settled in and enjoyed. Laughter filled the air at “I carried a watermelon” and everyone swooned when Patrick Swayze walked in wearing his shades and leather jacket.
|I’ve had the time of my life|
This really was a night to remember and I can’t wait to do it again. Danie said that the next movie choice is his. So we may just see you on 22/04 for Braveheart.
For more info, visit The Galileo Open Air Cinema.
*Disclaimer: The tickets were sponsored and received at an event. I have not received compensation for this post and all opinions are my own.