That's Entertainment: Looking back at July in years past


20 years ago

Child actor Haley Joel Osment starred in “A.I.: Artificial Intelligence,” an imaginative sci-fi follow-up to “The Sixth Sense.”

“The Fast and the Furious” was at the Showcase. And here we are, 20 years later, still watching Vin Diesel wrecking cars and everything within sight.

Second Story Theatre moved to School One in Providence and presented their Short Attention Span Theatre with Cranstonians Lynne Collinson and Tom Roberts starring.

Larry Bonoff brought redneck comedian Jeff Foxworthy to PPAC, followed by Huey Lewis and the News.

Gianna Giorgi and Tommy Iafrate of Cranston starred in Kaleidoscope Theatre’s “Cinderella” at Rhode Island College.

40 years ago

Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta “Pirates of Penzance” was at Theatre by the Sea, starring Cranston’s own Gary Lynch as the Pirate King.

The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce honored the actors, staff and director Adrian Hall of Trinity Square Repertory Company at a luncheon at the Biltmore. Chamber president Bruce Sundland praised the company for its Tony Award.

Walt Disney’s “Dragonslayer” was a good family film.

Duke Belair was still attracting crowds to Bovi’s Tavern in East Providence on Monday nights. It cost a dollar to get in and beer was a buck a bottle.

Country star Eddie Rabbitt was at Warwick Musical Theatre.

“Dames at Sea” was at West Bay Dinner Theatre at West Warwick’s Villa DiGiorgio.

Engelbert was at the Ocean State Theatre.


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