That’s entertainment: Twenty years ago


Jim Carrey starred in “The Mask,” about a nerdy bank clerk who found a mask with super powers.

Oliver Stone directed the sadistic, violent “Natural Born Killers,” starring Woody Harrelson an Juliette Lewis.

Hilary Swank starred as a teenager in the poor “The Next Karate Kid.”

Robert Redford produced and directed the excellent “Quiz Show,” staring Ralph Fiennes as Charles Van Doran and the popular quiz show, “Twenty One.”

Remember Monterey on Post Rd. in Warwick? They had boiled lobsters for $7.95 and twins for $12.95.

How about Shoney’s Breakfast Bar on Bald Hill Rd. in Warwick? They had an “all you care to eat” buffet, featuring Belgian waffles, for $4.59.

Newport Creamery featured their Colossal Sundae, with three scoops of ice cream, two toppings, whipped cream and a cherry for $2.49.

Rose’s Family Restaurant in Warwick had ham or egg salad sandwiches for 99 cents, steak sandwiches for $1.99 and roast beef, baked ham and roast turkey dinners for $3.99.

The 15th Annual Cajun and Bluegrass Festival was still at Stepping Stone Ranch in Escoheag. Performers included Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Tim and Mollie O’Brien, California and Balfa Toujours.

Cranstonian Joanne Mooradjian starred in Ocean State Light Opera’s “Patience” at the Wheeler School.

Lee Greenwood was at the Washington County Fair.

Soap Opera stars Victoria Wyndham and Charles Keating of NBC’s “Another World” performed “Love Letters” at the reopening of East Greenwich’s Odeum Theatre.

Billy Ray Cyrus closed Warwick Musical Theatre’s summer season.

Theatre-by-the-Sea presented Gaston Leroux’s “Phantom of the Opera,” directed by Judith Swift, an interesting alternative to the blockbuster Broadway hit.

“Les Miserables” was at PPAC.

Walt Disney’s “World on Ice” was at the Providence Civic Center.

Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” was at Trinity starring Peter Gerrety

Music on the Hill was in its 21st season, performing at St. Luke’s Church in East Greenwich. Judith Stillman was one of the featured performers, along with the Charleston String Quartet.


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