The Automat

2021, Documentary, 1h 59m

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A wistful ode to a bygone era, The Automat will make viewers nostalgic for America's past -- and hungry for a meal at the titular diner. Read critic reviews

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Before fast food we had something better. Our grandparents told us stories of gathering around communal tables, sharing their lives, their struggles, and their dreams with strangers at The Automat. In the long awaited Horn & Hardart documentary relive the phenomena of America's original and most beloved restaurant chain. The one hundred year Automat saga serves up never before-seen archival footage and photographs and a cast including celebrity customers, company executives, historians, and members of the Horn & Hardart families.

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