October in years past


20 Years Ago

Angela Brazil, Timothy Crowe, Fred Sullivan Jr., Cynthia Strickland and Amy Van Nostrand starred in “Cloud Nine” by Caryl Churchill at Trinity.

Action star Jason Stathom starred in “The Transporter” -- one of the better action movies of the time.

“Tuck Everlasting” was based on the novel by Rhode Island writer Natalie Babbitt and starred Sissy Spacek and William Hurt.

“A Wish Come True” held a “Swing With Sinatra” night (without Sinatra) at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet. The RI Philharmonic continued its Happy White family series with conductor Francisco Noya and narrator Bill Harley in a program titled “Build Me a Song,” which included Beethoven’s 5th and Dvorak’s New World Symphony.

40 Years Ago

Peter Shaffer’s “Amadeus” played the Ocean State Theatre (Now PPAC). The theatre celebrated its 4th anniversary with Sergio Franchi and Dana Valery performing.

Peter O’Toole starred in one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year, “My Favorite Year.”

Fanny’s Fireside Inn at 651 Warwick Ave. featured 99-cent cocktails before 7 p.m. plus a 99-cent breakfast. Surf and turf was $9.95 and liver and onions was $2.95.

Two Guys From Italy at 1982 Warwick Ave. had stuffed shells and salad for $3.25. Rumplestiltskin’s at 3301 Post Road offered a boiled dinner for $4.50. Vallee’s, near the airport, had Maine twin lobsters for $10.50.

Island View Inn in Oakland Beach had fish and chips with chowder for $3.95 and fried clams for $6.25.

A small pepperoni pizza was $2.50 at Cowesett’s Excellent Pizza. All-you-can-eat fish and chips, chowder and clam cakes were $3.75 at PJ’s Kitchen in Buttonwoods.

Former Cranstonians Ralph Stokes and John Gilbert starred in “Equus” at Parish House Players.


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