‘Spud’ at Kirstenbosch

Open Air Cinema at Kirstenbosch on Wed 28 – ‘Spud’, starring John Cleese in the movie adaptation of John van de Ruit’s bestselling book.

Set against the spectacular backdrop of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, The Galileo Open Air Cinema invites Cape Town locals and visitors to a memorable movie experience under a ceiling of stars.

Spud – Wednesday 28 December 2016. Gates open at 18h00.
It’s South Africa 1990. Two major events are about to happen: The release of Nelson Mandela and, more importantly, it’s Spud Milton’s first year at an elite boys only private boarding school. John Milton is a boy from an ordinary background who wins a scholarship to a private school in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Surrounded by boys with nicknames like Gecko, Rambo, Rain Man and Mad Dog, Spud has his hands full trying to adapt to his new home. Along the way Spud takes his first tentative steps along the path to manhood. (The path it seems could be a rather long road). Spud is an only child. He is cursed with parents from well beyond the lunatic fringe and a senile granny. His dad is a fervent anti-communist who is paranoid that the family domestic worker is running a shebeen from her room at the back of the family home. His mom is a free spirit and a teenager’s worst nightmare, whether it’s shopping for Spud’s underwear in the local supermarket.

Tickets are available online at www.webtickets.co.za, or at the door if the show is not sold out.

No chairs or backrests are allowed to be brought into the venue.

Light drizzle will not cancel the event – please be prepared.
Should it rain or be very windy on the night of the event, the movie will be cancelled and you will be informed via email and sms.
Please also keep an eye out on the Galileo website, their Facebook page and their Twitter page where they will keep you updated about the weather.
If a movie is cancelled, you will receive an email as notification of a new date or cancellation which will contain a link that allows you to choose a different movie or ask for a refund. You will have seven days to exchange your tickets before you lose them.


18h00: Free entrance into Kirstenbosch Gardens (Gate 2) with proof of your movie ticket from this time onwards. Access the Marquee Lawn (site of The Galileo) where you can grab a bite from awesome food vendors, take a pic in the photo booth and chill with your friends.

20h30: Movie starts. Please note that start times will vary depending on the time the sun sets. Check your ticket for more accurate details in this regard.

Online sales at www.webtickets.co.za:
Standard, single entry – R 79
Warm, single entry plus blanket – R 87
Comfy, single entry plus chair – R 95
Warm and comfy, single entry plus blanket and chair – R 100

Contact details

Web: http://ow.ly/qDbp307rwLy
Email: hello@thegalileo.co.za
Tel: 0714718728
Where: Marquee Lawn (enter through Gate 2), Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Rhodes Drive, Newlands