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The Automat

Country: USA
Language: English
Director: Lisa Hurwitz
Runtime: 119 minutes
Rating: G
Date: May 04, 2022 at 7:30pm
Location: Salmar Classic Theatre

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The Automat tells the 100-year story of the iconic restaurant chain “Horn & Hardart” where generations of Americans ate and drank coffee together at communal tables. From the perspective of former customers such as entertainer Mel Brooks, Starbucks founder Howard Schultz, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Secretary of State Colin Powell, the Horn and Hardart families, and key employees, viewers watch a business climb to its peak success and then grapple with fast food in a forever changed America.

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