Catch Life of Pi under the stars at Anthonij Rupert in April

The Galileo Open Air Cinema returns to Anthonij Rupert Wyne estate on 1 April for a special screening of the box office hit Life of Pi.

Directed by the highly acclaimed Ang Lee, Life of Pi is a miraculous achievement of storytelling and a landmark of visual mastery, inspired by the Man Booker Prize winning novel of the same title. The story-line revolves around an Indian man, Pi, who shares his life story in an interview. At age 16, he survives a shipwreck in which his family perishes, and is adrift in the Pacific Ocean on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger and other animals. The jaw dropping cinematography of Pi and this majestic tiger captivated audiences across the globe, and won them four Academy Awards.

The sprawling lawn of the Anthonij Rupert Tasting Room will be transformed into an open-air movie theatre. Arrive early and enjoy a picnic as the sun dips into the Drakenstein Mountains. The restaurant will be providing a delicious selection of foods in a market-place setup. These include pre-packed cheese and charcuterie platters with artisanal breads, freshly naked chicken and exotic mushroom pies, Prego rolls with sweet balsamic and tomato relish, and a selection of freshly-prepared salad tubs. For those with a sweet tooth, leave some space in your basket for the gourmet cupcakes. Special pre-packed picnic boxes will also be available to purchase for the young ones.

A selection of estate wines will be available, including the popular L’Ormarins range of Methode Cap Classique. Soft drinks, mineral water, locally roasted coffees and popcorn will also be for sale during the evening.

Gates open at 5pm, allowing ample time to shop, mingle and take in the beauty of the surroundings before the movie begins at 7:45pm. Tickets range in price from R79 to R159 per person and can be booked directly via at thegalileo.co.za.

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