A FOUR-day festival of street food and films in the stunning surroundings of Castle Park is taking place this summer.

The Colchester Outdoor Film and Street Food Festival is a collaboration between Colchester Events and Pop-Up Pictures.

Taking place this August, there will be 12 classic movies as well as a pop-up street food market with flavours from across the globe.

The market line-up includes favourites like The Flag Burger, Cowabunga Pizza, Mauritian Nutrition, Sweet P’s BBQ & soul food, Suffolk Spice Fusion as well as Obscene Waffles and Ravenous Fudge.

Movies will be screened day and night on the large LED screen in the park.

Event - the Castle Park cinema screen during the day

Event - the Castle Park cinema screen

There is something for everyone on the line-up, starting off with David Bowie classic Labyrinth.

Horror comedy Lost Boys is also on the bill, along with family-favourite Back to the Future, 80s classic Top Gun and the musical Rock Horror Show.

The live-action Disney remakes of the Lion King and Jungle Book are both being shown.

Musical favourites Mamma Mia and Dirty Dancing feature on the same day back-to-back, followed by musical favourites Greatest Showman and Grease.

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Another kids’s favourite The Goonies, is being played on the Sunday.

Two for one and all-day passes are set to be available.

James Young, the Operations Manager of Events at Colchester Amphora Trading Ltd, said: “We are excited about the film and street food festival happening in August.

“The great thing about it is the street food and that the park provides sufficient space for people.

“It’s a good event if you want to get your confidence back again after the past year.

“People’s wellbeing and safety comes first, but as we approach the summer season we should be optimistic about events.

“We will continue to follow the Government’s guidelines.”

Cinema-goers are welcome to bring their own picnic by purchasing a Picnic Pass when booking their tickets.

Sunny - festival goers in recent years

Sunny - an event at Castle Park in previous years

Alcohol is not permitted, however, there will be a licensed bar inside the park.

Early bird tickets are on sale now from £9.50 per adult.

One child goes free with each paying adult to the showings suitable for children.

The venue will have hand sanitiser stations and there is plenty of space for social distancing.

Safe queue systems will be in place with toilets undergoing an enhanced cleaning regime.

Colchester Outdoor Film and Street Food Festival takes place from Thursday August 4 to Sunday August 8 in Lower Castle Park.

Visit www.facebook.com/colchesterfilmandfoodfestival.