That's Entertainment: Twenty years ago


The Warwick Civic Chorale and the Toll Gate High School Orchestra presented J.S. Bach’s “Magnificat in D,” conducted by Robert Cleasby at Warwick Veterans Memorial High School.

The Jai Lai season opened in Newport.

Remember Septembers on Oaklawn Ave. in Cranston? How about Arcito’s in the “old” L.L. Evans in the “old” Apex complex on Route 5 in Warwick? How about Le’s, the new Thai restaurant in the “old” Cape Codder on Reservoir Ave. in Cranston? I reviewed them all, and they are all long gone. Also gone and missed is the Rocky Point Chowder House on Post Road in Warwick. No one has ever duplicated the small crispy clam cakes.

And then there was The Greenwood Inn, which I reviewed again last year and is still going strong. A meatloaf dinner could be purchased 20 years ago for $3.95. Yankee pot roast was $5.25. A turkey plate was $5.25. They still cook a fresh turkey every day.

Newport Playhouse presented “Nunsense.”

“Chaplin” starred Robert Downey Jr. as the great silent movie star. “Scent of a Woman” was a huge hit for Al Pacino. There was some awful acting by Madonna in “Body of Evidence.” Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon starred in an intense movie about ALD, “Lorenzo’s Oil.” The original Batman movie was shown on the big screen at PPAC for $3.50.


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