Top Independent Cinemas in South Africa

Looking for the perfect outing for that special someone? Give the mainstream cinemas a miss and plan a unique movie night and explore some of these independent cinemas that are trendy, exclusive and offer the perfect setting for a romantic night out at the movies.

  • The Bioscope

    1. The Bioscope, Maboneng Precinct, Gauteng

    With access to restaurants, cafes, a rooftop bar with unparalleled views of Johannesburg, and equipped with HD projection facilities, the Bioscope offers movie-goers much more than the typical mainstream films. Their collection of movies includes locally made films, documentaries and even small international films.

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  • Petit Alhambra Cinema

    2. The Petit Alhambra, Pretoria, Gauteng

    For a truly opulent cinematic experience head to the Orient Boutique Hotel, here you will find the most luxurious private cinema Gauteng has to offer. Seating only 20 people, this impressive venue is reminiscent of the great Victorian era and shows a variety of films, from classics to the latest releases from around the world.

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  • Twelve Apostles Cinema

    3. Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, Camps Bay, Western Cape

    Operating from the stylish Twelve Apostles Hotel in Camps Bay, this 16-seater cinema, with plush leather seats, a state-of-the-art flat screen and surround sound, offers you the complete dinner and movie experience. The cinema offers a new selection of movies each month or or you can chose your own movie from their selection.

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  • Pink Flaming Rooftop Cinema

    4. The Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema, Cape Town, Western Cape

    Uniquely set on the roof the Grand Daddy Hotel among seven vintage Airstream trailers, the Pink Flamingo Roof Top Cinema is popular among those looking for a stylish and funky outdoor movie night experience. Open all year-round, this exciting venue offers movie-goers a wide selection of movies to pick from. All bookings include welcome drink, bag of sweets and popcorn.

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  • Galileo Open Air Cinema

    5. The Galileo Open Air Cinema, Cape Town, Western Cape

    The Galileo Open Air Cinema offers an experience with cinematic pleasures, scrumptious treats and scenery at some of Cape Town's most picturesque venues. Running from Tuesday to Friday and selected Saturdays and Sundays, the Galileo Open Air Cinema experience is the perfect setting for a night out with friends or a romantic date.

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