Horror under the stars
ONE of Cape Town’s must-do events launches next week: Galileo openair cinema opens its extended summer season on Monday with a Halloween movie night at Kirstenbosch.
The film is Wes Craven’s 1984 classic Nightmare On Elm Street. The plot revolves around several teenagers who are stalked and killed in their dreams (and thus killed in reality) by Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund). The teenagers are unaware of the cause of this strange phenomenon, but their parents hold a dark secret from long ago.Patrons are encouraged to attend in their most gruesome gear as prizes will be given for the most creative outfits. Gates open at 6pm and the movie starts at sunset. As with all events at Kirstenbosch it’s best to get there early to secure a spot on the lawn. Backrests and blankets are available for hire, or you can take your own.
Food, alcohol, soft drinks and a candy store will satisfy your creature comforts or you can pack your own picnic basket.
The 2016/17 season runs until the end of April, with screenings at 22 venues in and around Cape Town. Friday screenings will feature live bands and six new Sunday family-friendly screenings have been added during the school holidays for all-round fun nights out.
Ticket prices: standard R79, warm R87 (plus blanket), comfy R95 (plus backrest), warm and comfy R100 (plus blanket and backrest), VIP R159 (reserved premium seating.) Fans can buy season tickets through Webtickets; seven warm and comfys for R600, a saving of R100 or 12 standard tickets for R790, saving R158.
Go to www.thegalileo.co.za to view this season’s line-up.