If winter makes you think of a cosy cinemas, good movies and an armload of buttery popcorn, why not plan a winter getaway at a hotel that boasts an in-house cinema? From a trendy rooftop-cinema trailer park in the city where you can snuggle up with a blanky, to a plush sofa’d cinema in the winelands, Cape Town and surrounds have several great movie-getaway options …
A movie beside the great Atlantic, anyone? There’s no better place to grab a movie than in a plush boutique-cinema at the grand Twelve Apostles Hotel. As a memorable prelude to the movie, enjoy a three-course movie menu in the Azure Restaurant. And then kick back to a movie in a cosy 16-seater cinema, with the good-old movie treats of popcorn, ice cream, hot chocolate, milkshakes and sweets! Mail us to book a getaway at Twelve Apostles.
For something very swish and trendy, there’s the Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema at the Grand Daddy in Long Street, Cape Town. Described as “a little bit drive-in and a little bit open-air theatre”, this rooftop trailer-park-cinema sounds fun, doesn’t it? Special movie getaway packages are available. Mail us to book a getaway at Grand Daddy.
Another slick city cinema option is at the Pepper Club. Sink down into a high-backed leather chair at the retro-style Odeon Theatre to savour a classic or modern movie, or a sporting or entertainment event. Mail us to book a getaway at the Pepper Club.
At Steenberg in the wine-famed Constantia Valley, between May and October movie night comes around on Tuesdays. Get cosy beside roaring fires in the winery boardroom, and enjoy a delicious meal and classical musical, with traditional movie snacks to authenticate the event. Tickets are R130 per person, including the meal. Arrive from 18:30, with the movie starting at 19:00.
Or, make a night of it on the great-value Tuesday Movie Night offer. Mail us to book a getaway at Steenberg.
Head out of Cape Town to the gorgeous Le Quartier Francais in Franschhoek for a divine getaway that includes a classic or two in the intimate Screening Room. With cosy sofas and leather chairs for lounging, and fine local wines to sip on, this is cinema deluxe for a maximum of 24 movie-folks! Mail us to book a movie-getaway at Le Quartier Francais.
You could also catch a movie-with-a-difference in Cape Town at The Galileo open-air cinema at Kirstenbosch.