PEOPLE can enjoy a double bill of films in the great outdoors this weekend in Promenade Park.

The Essex Outdoor Cinema will be returning once again to the park in Maldon on Friday and Saturday this week with a feel-good musical and classic tearjerker.

On Friday, people can enjoy the colour and vibrancy of the hit musical Moulin Rouge.

Released almost 17 years ago and directed by Baz Luhrmann, the film tells the story of a young English poet and writer Christian, played by Ewan McGregor, who falls in love with the star of the concert Moulin Rouge, cabaret actress and courtesan Satine, played by Nicole Kidman.

It uses the musical setting of the Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France.

The film was nominated for eight Oscars that year, and was the first musical film in ten years to be nominated for the coveted Best Picture Oscar.

On Saturday evening, the classic adaptation of romantic novelist Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook will be showing.

The film stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a young couple who fall in love in the 1940s, based on Sparks’ 1996 best-selling novel.

The characters’ story is narrated from the present day by an elderly man, played by James Garner, telling the tale to a fellow nursing home resident, played by Gena Rowlands.

Essex Outdoor Cinema has held numerous previous film screenings in the park over the past year, with showings including Bridget Jones, Star Wars and Top Gun.

Both films are rated 12A, with the event gates opening at 7pm each evening, where there will be live entertainment taking place from 8pm, and the film starting at 9.30pm.

People are advised to get to the park within plenty of time and to bring their own chairs, blankets and waterproofs, as the film will still be shown if raining.

There will be free parking by the Boat Lake. Adult tickets cost £12 and children £6.