Hor­ror un­der the stars

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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.

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