A Cape Town Cinema Experience
A Cape Town Cinema Experience
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A Cape Town Cinema Experience
Find out what films are showing at your local cinema. We present Cape Town's top cinema experience spots, featuring both independent and commercial houses.
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A Cape Town Cinema Experience

Find out what films are showing at your local cinema. We present Cape Town's top cinema experience spots, featuring both independent and commercial houses.
Title Image
A Cape Town Cinema Experience
Find out what films are showing at your local cinema. We present Cape Town's top cinema experience spots, featuring both independent and commercial houses.

Cape Town is home to the only film studio in Africa with custom setups done just the way they do it in Hollywood. All year round, visitors can expect to see something being filmed in the city by the sea, so what better place to enjoy watching a good movie that could’ve been shot nearby?

Whether you’re looking for something to pull at those heart strings or be absorbed in an acclaimed foreign language film, Cape Town has got you covered.

Check out the latest movies at a cinema near you now

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Indoor Movies
Outdoor Movies

Indoor Movies

Latest films on circuit at a global pace
Ster Kinekor

The classic way movies are viewed, indoors. Thankfully, gone are the days of smoke-filled theatres, in exchange for cozier comforts. Luxury theatres make you feel more at home than your own home.

Ster Kinekor

Cape Town boasts two of the biggest film showcasing houses in the world, Ster Kinekor being the bigger one. They provide the latest films available on circuit at a global pace. Various cinemas house a 3D-theatre, allowing a more interactive viewing experience.

Cine Prestige

Luxury cinema experience
SterKinekor

If you’re looking for luxury, Ster Kinekor Cine Prestige is the best. It’s said to be the business class of cinemas, featuring fully reclinable leather sofas and a waitering service to bring you your pre-selected snack platter and drinks.

Cinema Nouveau

A subdivision of Ster Kinekor is Cinema Nouveau, the world’s only dedicated arts cinema chain. With a large collection on show, they promise brilliant art films all year round. Cinema Nouveau is located in the V&A Waterfront in the heart of Cape Town.

Imax Theatre

Massive screen for immersive viewing
Ster Kinekor

Imax is another theatre member of the Ster Kinekor family. Popular because of the ‘sweet seating’, the unique screen design ensures that there are no bad angles or bad seats. Everyone will experience larger-than-life movie with immersive sound.

A list of Ster Kinekor cinemas in Cape Town

For screening times, bookings and general enquiries, visit the movies section.

Nu Metro Cinema

Comfortable cinema at decent prices
Nu Metro

Nu Metro is the second largest theatre family in Cape Town, with slightly cheaper rates than their main competition and locations country wide.

Nu Metro 4DX

Second largest theater family in CApe Town
Nu Metro

Newly revamped cinemas in Cape Town offer the first ever 4DX-experience in Africa. Patrons can expect to have all their senses stimulated in the 4DX theatres with light-up seats, wind effects, temperature control, fog and even water.

It makes you feel like you’re right in the middle of the action, dodging bullets with your favourite heroes and villains.

A list of Nu Metro theatres in Cape Town:

  • Canal Walk
    • Located in Milnerton (Showing in 2D and 3D)
  • Grandwest
    • Located in Ruyterwacht (Showing in 2D and 3D)
  • V&A Waterfront
    • Located in Cape Town (Showing 2D, 3D and 4DX)

For screening times, bookings and general enquiries, visit Nu Metro.

Labia Theatre

Independent Film house with unique film screenings
Cape Town Advisor

One of the oldest independent showing houses in Cape Town, the Labia prides itself with a unique selection of films.

Carefully selected productions at the Labia include independent movies, foreign films, historical cinema and other alternative and art circuit films. If the movie selection hasn’t won you over yet, then the handmade delicate treats available for sale will.

Four screening rooms available on any given night of the week ensure a variety of films to choose from.

For more information, bookings, and screening times, visit Labia.

Outdoor Movies

Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, so why would you spend your time here indoors? Outdoor movie screening is a trend that doesn’t get old with movie lovers.

In Cape Town you are spoilt for choice, from rooftop screenings at the famous Grand Daddy Hotel to shows screened by the Galileo Open Air theatres, often hosted in the much loved Kirstenbosch Gardens.

Grand Daddy Hotel

The world's first trailer-themed rooftop
Grand Daddy Hotel

For a cinema experience unlike any other, schedule a visit to the Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema. Situated on the rooftop of the famous retro-themed hotel, the cinema is the world's first trailer-themed rooftop theatre.

Open all year round, the screen is nestled between vintage airstream trailers sheltering you from the Cape Town wind. Enjoy a bottle of champagne and a picnic basket while you view old favourites.

Three different seating options are available at various costs, all include a welcome bag of sweets and popcorn.

Galileo Open Air Cinema

Cinema screening under the stars
Galileo Open Air Cinema

Enjoy open-air cinema under a blanket of stars. Galileo Open Air Cinema is Cape Town’s resident outdoor viewing experience, set at some of the most beautiful locations Cape Town has to offer.

Each screening is unique and viewers can enjoy a cinematic extravaganza. With live music, various artisan food stalls and fun interactive games, it isn’t just about going to the movies. Cuddle up with a loved one and let the fantasy of film carry you away.

Long standing partnerships with beautiful venues allow the Galileo company to showcase films in the best settings.

Here is a list of the common venues Galileo uses:

  • Hillcrest Quarry
    • Located in Durbanville
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
    • Located in Newlands/Constantia
  • V&A Waterfront
    • Located in Cape Town
  • The Castle Of Good Hope
    • Located on Strand Street in Cape Town
  • Century Park
    • Located in Century City in Milnerton
  • Fedisa’s Rooftop
    • Located on Church Street in Cape Town
  • Meerendal Wine Estates
    • Located in Durbanville
  • Noordhoek Common
    • Located in Noordhoek

For bookings, screenings and more information, visit The Galileo Open Air Cinema.

Whatever your preferences, the Cape Town cinema scene does not lack variety. It has got something for everyone, from rooftops and trailers to leather loungers and gourmet food.

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