That's entertainment: Twenty years ago


Gio’s on Coventry’s Lake Tiogue was one of the first Rhode Island restaurants to go smoke free.

A young John Michael Richardson, now with 2nd Story Theatre, starred in Academy Player’s production of “Anything Goes.”

Robert Goulet, who many years ago played Lancelot in “Camelot,” played King Arthur in the road show at PPAC.

Twin Oaks added sliced veal to their menu ($9.50/$6.50 for lunch), plus Maryland crab cakes any time Friday for $6.50.

Music on the Hill featured pianist Gail Niwa in a concert at St. Luke’s Church in East Greenwich. Tickets were $10 and $15.

Thousands of students and senior citizens attended the first-ever Friday noon concert of the Rhode Island Philharmonic at Veterans Auditorium, under the direction of Zuohuang Chen. It included a “rousing rendition” of Beethoven’s 8th Symphony.

Al Pacino and Sean Penn starred in “Carlito’s Way,” a two-hour and 20-minute gangster movie.

Charlie Sheen, Keifer Sutherland and Oliver Platt played The Three Musketeers.

One of the best movies of the year, “The Remains of the Day,” an upstairs-downstairs English movie directed by James Ivory, starred Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson.

Holly Hunter and a young Anna Paquin starred in “The Piano,” also one of 1993s best movies, which had a long run at the Avon.

“La Cage Aux Folles” was a big hit at PPAC.

Of the 120 Hooters restaurants around the country at the time, Warwick’s Hooters was in the top five in sales.


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