It will be a cruise back to 1975 on Saturday night when the Alexander Valley Film Festival recreates an old-time drive-in movie experience with a showing of “Jaws” outside at the fairgrounds in Cloverdale.

The throwback event honors the 40th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s classic nailbiter.

Nostalgia won’t extend to the eats. Local food and beverage trucks will offer refreshments that are a cut well above the old concession shack fare of yore. The Bear Republic Brewery, Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub, Seghesio Vineyards, Chalk Hill Cookery and Healdsburger will be among the local vendors serving up food and libations.

Movie-goers are encouraged to come in their classic cars. But if you don’t have one of your own you can book a vintage car with window service for $250.

Cost of admission is $15 if you bring your own seats and sit on the lawn or $50 per carload.

The event supports the new Alexander Valley Film Festival taking place in Cloverdale, Healdsburg and Geyserville Oct. 22 to 25.

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with a 7:45 p.m. showtime Sept. 19. 1 Citrus Fair Dr., Cloverdale. For information visit

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