Isivivana Centre

Movie House

Welcome to our state-of-the-art community Movie House, where stories come to life on the big screen. As Khayelitsha’s first cinema, Bertha Movie House stands as a beacon of cinematic diversity, cultivating an immersive space for both entertainment and education. Bertha Movie House is more than just a venue, it is a gathering place where the magic of storytelling transcends boundaries creating unforgettable shared experiences that inspire, entertain, and spark conversations that resonate long after the credits roll.

At Bertha Movie House, we believe in the transformative power of film, and our mission is to bring the world of cinema to the local community. As a community-based cinema, we go beyond the traditional movie-going experience, offering a unique blend of entertainment and enlightenment. Our commitment to cinema education sets us apart, providing a platform for learning and discussion that extends beyond the screen.

Our Movie House hosts regular screenings of a wide range of films targeted at specific age groups and interest groups, with a strong focus on local and other African films. Bertha Movie House has been an official venue for the Encounters International Documentary Film Festival since 2017 and has also hosted numerous other festivals including the European Film Festival – South Africa, Shnit International Short Film Festival, Queer Feminist Film Festival, Best Fest SA, Wavescape Film Festival and Raw Film Festival.

As well as hosting regular free screenings for the community, members of the public can book the 112-seater Movie House to showcase documentaries and films that educate, entertain and inspire the audience.

The Movie House has raked seating and can also be booked for other events such as, presentations, talks, book launches, poetry readings, and cultural celebrations.

No eating or drinking is allowed in the Movie House. You will need to book an additional Centre venue if you would like to provide catering for your guests.

Please note, no alcohol is permitted.

Isivivana Centre has 24-hour security and back-up generators to supply power during loadshedding.

Call our Bookings Officer on (021) 361 0181 for more information or to book the Movie House.

Screenings Schedule

Screenings for Senior Citizens

Once a month.

Educare/ Kindergarten Screenings

Once a month

General Screenings

Friday: 18:00 – 20:30

Children’s Screenings

Tuesday: 15:30 – 17:30

Wednesday: 15:30 – 17:00

Saturday: 11:00 – 13:00

Teen Screenings

Friday: 15:30 – 17:30

Saturday: 14:00 – 17:30

Special Screenings and Events

Date Night (outdoor screenings): Seasonal

Doc Love: Once a month

Film Festivals: Annually

Film Experience (film workshops and trainings): Annually

School Holiday Programmes: Twice a year

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