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Open air cinema your ticket to romance this Valentine’s Day


Old Mutual Music at the Lake is lighting up the silver screen this Valentine’s Day, treating Durban film enthusiasts to the best of Hollywood in the city’s most magical outdoor venue, the Durban Botanic Garden. 

If you loved the box office hit, Love Actually, you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to see it again under a canopy of stars on Saturday, 13 February 2016.  A warm, witty movie about the beauty and craziness of love, it’s perfect for a romantic date night.  

The evening will kick off with performances by local artists, The Subway Run. The tuneful trio, whose music has soul, indie, folk and a touch of acoustic influences, is made up of long-time friends, Freddy Lalendle, Celene Ann Adams and Bradley Downs, who have performed in venues across Durban and are working on a recording 

Bandile Mngoma, Old Mutual Sponsorship Manager, says: “We’re proud that we’ve been sponsoring the Music at the Lake series of concerts for seven years and are excited to now also bring the first open air cinema to the Durban Botanic Garden.” 

Bring your blankets and picnic baskets or enjoy delectable meals and treats from local food vendors in a lush, green setting on the most romantic weekend of the year. 

  • Ticket prices: R120 adults.  Tickets are available here.
  • Children aged 8-12 pay R60; kids under 8 are free.  All children are welcome at the KidZone for some extra fun and games.
  • Gates open at 16h00 for pre-sold ticket holders. Tickets will also be available at the gate from 17h00 on the day
  • Music from 17h00 – 19h00
  • Movie starts at 19h00
  • Drinks, cooler boxes and picnic baskets are welcome.

Secure parking is available on the Juventus ground. Entrance to all parking is off lower John Zikhali (Sydenham) Road, adjacent to the Botanic Gardens and the Munies Hockey Field, also off lower John Zikhali (Sydenham) Road.