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WIN: Open air cinema your ticket to romance this Valentines

Old Mutual Music in the Lake is lighting up the silver screen this Valentines Day, bringing Durban film fanatics the best of Hollywood with the city’s most magical outdoor movie experience on Saturday, 13 February 2016 at the Durban Botanic Garden

If you loved the box office hit, Love Actually, then you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to see it again, in what will be a majestic night under the stars, with live performances by local band, The Subway Run.

Who can forget Hugh Grant showing off his dubious dance moves in the movie in which he plays the role of British Prime Minister, or heartbroken Colin Firth, the frustrated writer, who falls madly in love with his Portuguese housekeeper? Relive these movie memories as you cuddle up with your loved one under the stars.

The evening will kick off with performances by local artists, The Subway Run. The band, 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. The tuneful trio have performed in venues across Durban and are currently working on their first EP.

Bandile Mngoma, Old Mutual Sponsorship Manager “This is the 10th year of the Old Mutual Music at the Lake series of concerts and we are excited to be bringing the first open air cinema to the Durban Botanic Garden this. The lush green park makes for the perfect setting for this screening makes for the perfect romantic date experience while savouring a picnic with good company.”

Relish the tranquillity and fresh air of the Durban Botanic Garden and bring your blankets and picnic baskets or enjoy delectable meals and treats from local food vendors and celebrate the most romantic weekend of the year.

Ticket prices: R120 adults,
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; 17h00 for on-the-day saleMusic 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.

WIN WIN WIN!!!

Durbanite have five double tickets to give away.
To enter, simply leave a comment below as to who you would take with you, and why you think you deserve these tickets.

Winners will be contacted via email on Friday 12 February.




  • caitlin borain

    This is the perfect opportunity to have a romantic night with my love Timothy Bouch. After a tough couple of months training hard for the Dusi canoe marathon, an evening of relaxation and Love Actually situated in Durban’s beautiful Botanic Gardens sound incredible and very well deserved.

  • Nombu

    I would definately take my man Magz and our 1 year old daughter. And make it a family day out. I deserve to win these tickets because we really need this time out as he works away from home and is only back Fridays and gone again come Monday. This movie/picnic is much needed for all 3 of us.

  • Aneesa Vally

    I would take my hubby Adam Vally as we work hectic schedules and hardly spend time together. This would be an amazing way to spend quality time together 🙂

  • Carmen Du Plessis Buckle

    I would take my husband Harry who is the love of my life and he really deserves a night of relaxation and this would be a lovely ‘pre- valentines celebration’ 🙂

  • Elaine Davies Costello DuPless

    My husband really deserves this treat. I can’t think of any better way for us to celebrate Valentine’s Day and for me to show my appreciation to him for being the dearest and most caring husband in the world!

  • Randhir Badal

    I would take my fiance! We’re usually working on Valentines Day but this time we’re free 🙂

  • So

    All you need is Love, love, love… love is all you need.
    My fiance and I were actually big fans of the drive-inn, we deserve these tickets, so it can be a nostalgic evening under the stars.