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THE AUTOMAT

Underwritten by the Contra Costa JCC; The Reutlinger Community; Susan & Howard Geifman; Beryl & Ivor Silver.

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THE AUTOMAT

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Mar 12, 12:00 AM PST – Mar 17, 1:00 AM PDT

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About the Event

Documentary / USA / English / 2021 / 79 minutes - Watch the official music video here 

While it’s been decades since the restaurant chain Horn & Hardart was open to hungry customers, it’s still remembered as a great place to eat—affordable meals accompanied by speedy food service at communal tables.  In this must-see documentary, the phenomena’s  automated dining experience is recounted by a host of celebrities who add their often humorous and always insightful commentary to this documentary, including Mel Brooks (who sings a tribute to the restaurant), Starbucks founder Howard Schultz, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Secretary of State Colin Powell and Elliot Gould. In The Automat, we watch a business climb to its peak success and then grapple with fast food in a forever-changed America. 

Underwritten by the Contra Costa JCC; The Reutlinger Community; Susan & Howard Geifman; Beryl & Ivor Silver.