That's entertainment: Twenty years ago


Whoopi Goldberg starred as a singer who witnesses a murder and hides out in a convent to escape the bad guys in “Sister Act.”

Drew Barrymore played a teenage seductress in the “sleazy, disgusting story of human depravation.” Harrison Ford starred as a retired CIA agent in “Patriot Games,” a popular Tom Clancy novel that made a pretty good movie.

Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn starred in “House Sitter,” “a cute little romantic comedy.” Those were the days when “Saturday Night Live” actors made decent movies.

“Batman Returns” starred Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne and Michele Pfieffer as Catwoman. Danny DeVito was the Penguin.

Marilyn Farina starred as Dolly in “Hello Dolly” at Theatre-by-the-Sea.

I reviewed Pot Au Feu, still one of the finest restaurants in Providence.

Remember the Breakfast King on Cranston’s Rolfe St.? They served fish and chips on Friday for $4.95 and a full breakfast every day for $3.50.

How about Helen’s on East St., off Pontiac Ave.? Meatloaf dinners were $3.75; veal parmigiana and shrimp scampi were $4.95.

Brown Summer Theatre presented a hilarious “I Hate Shakespeare.” Pawtucket’s Community Players did Alan Aykbourn’s “How the Other Half Lives,” which I called “a very funny and clever play.” Brian Mulvey of Cranston starred.

We traveled “all the way to Westerly” to see “Greater Tuna” at the Colonial Theatre.

Gerald DeLuca’s Italian Film Society had a summer series at Cable Car Theatre.


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