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All about the Labia


Enjoy quality movies at reasonable admission prices on our four characteristic screens at 68 Orange Street (Mnet Screen 4 is now equipped with Dolby Stereo sound) and on our additional two trendy screens in the nearby, upmarket, new Lifestyles Centre at 50 Kloof Street, Gardens.

The Labia on Orange further offers a coffee bar, outside terrace and a liquor licence.

In addition to a variety of restaurants, coffee bars and convenience shops, the Labia on Kloof is served by ample, secure, undercover parking (to park enter the Lifestyles Centre via Park Road).  On Orange we provide patrolled parking and across the road at UCT (Rosedale entrance) a secure parking area.

Facade of The LabiaSituated at 68 Orange Street in the Gardens, Cape Town, lies the Labia Theatre, the oldest independent art-repertory cinema in the country.

The Labia, originally an Italian Embassy ballroom, was opened by Princess Labia in May 1949 as a theatre for the staging of live performances.

For the past twenty-nine years, it has been operating as a cinema on the alternative circuit appealing mainly to the more discerning viewer who enjoys its quality product and the charm of its old-world ambience.Popcorn?

The Labia consists of four screens, a 176 seater, a 67 seater, an intimate 66 seater and the recent addition of the MNET Screen 4.

Adding to the ambience, is a cosy coffee bar which offers a variety of home-made delicacies. A chocolate bar also caters for those preferring the popular sweets, coldrinks and popcorn.

The Labia is run by Ann and Ludi Kraus, Michael Berkel and Rose Nhlapo.

The Labia Theatre acknowledges the support of MNET and BASA in the creation of
MNET Screen 4.