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The Labia

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Address: 68 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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The Labia has been a cinema since the 1940's - it shows current and Art movies. They have great specials on Mondays and Tuesday's. You can buy a glass of wine and take it into the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ditjie
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Labia has been a cinema since the 1940's - it shows current and Art movies. They have great specials on Mondays and Tuesday's. You can buy a glass of wine and take it into the cinema with you and there is loads of legroom. Highly recommended

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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every weekday the Labia joins with nearby restaurants to offer this special deal for two; check out their website for details. We went on a Tuesday so the deal was two Labia movie tickets and two pasta meals at Societi Bistro, a three-minute walk down Orange Street. Cost for two tickets and two meals, R110. Yes, R110! Nearly all the... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went on a busy Friday night. Nice outdoor patio space, but it's uncovered so not much use when it rains. Inside the old world decor is well taken care of. Adorable ticket booth, nice restrooms. The bar has great cocktails. Screen 1 has only one entrance/exit, so it makes for a mini stampede at the beginning/end of each movie. The... More 

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Thank Himne
Cape Point, South Africa
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The Labia, Cape Town's retro theatre has 4 cinemas featuring a diverse menu of alternative/specialist/latest Oscar and other nominated films.A touch of the old and the recently upgraded retro feel creates a great experience..only the increased popularity has created some congestion just before starting times. The Labia has recently enlarged its terrace area where in the evenings patrons can enjoy... More 

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Thank Lesleygwt
Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

A nostalgic experience watching a movie in a lovely unchanged setting from the old days. Definitely value for money on the price.

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Thank Redah02
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The Labia movie theatre is a great experience and best value for money. Interesting and eclectic decor that only adds to the whole experience.

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Thank Gerhard L
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

The Labia is a reliably good and affordable activity for me. It shows a slightly more interesting and diverse range of films than any other cinemas in Cape Town, frequently hosting local and foreign (basically, anything other than Hollywood) films, student shorts and fringe-y film festivals, which means you can sometimes come across a surprising treat if you're willing to... More 

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Thank Anna v
South Africa
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178 reviews
65 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Such a mixture of good and bad. Old and somewhat tatty but still charming. Staff are so rude it's quiet entertaining. You can't reserve your seat so rather a bun fight when the doors open. The foyer is small - so expect chaos when a movie comes out and the next crowd is surging to get seats. Good sounds. Seats... More 

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I visited The Labia with a friend on a rainy day in CPT. It was such a cool experience. When you enter the building, it's like you've been through a time machine. The decor makes you feel like you are in a cinema in the 90s. They have popcorn, snacks and slushies - for the adults, you have add a... More 

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Thank Minzke
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Still the best after all these years. Where else can you drink a vodka slushie while watching a classic movie. A Cape Town institution.

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