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April 3, 2017 / Posted by:

Fotomat!

If you were born after 1995, then first of all, the hell are you doing here?! Shouldn’t you be on Snapchat or some shit? Second of all, there was this thing that existed once, it was called film. It went in a camera, which wasn’t built into a phone, and you had to develop it to get your pictures. It was SO HARD and SO COMPLICATED. Thank all the gods you didn’t have to go through that. My mom still has film from like the 90s in her freezer because taking it to get developed is an extremely difficult task and she’s been putting it off for decades. If she ever develops that film, everyone in the pictures will be covered in frostbite and icicles from being in the freezer for over 20 years.

Back in the olden days, one of the places you could get your film developed in one day was Fotomat, which was born in 1965. Fotomat was a little drive-through pyramid-looking hut that was usually in the middle of a shopping center parking lot, and you’d drop off your film and pick it up the next day.

By the 1980s, there were 4,000 Fotomats in the U.S., and they also added movie rentals. Fotomat was a tiny hut of pure magic, because employees magically developed the film in that little shack (real talk: they developed the film at another location), and once an employee stepped in there, their bladders magically turned off and they didn’t ever get the urge to piss (real talk: they pissed at nearby stores or fast food places). Or did they? Someone who worked at a Fotomat in the 80s wrote this on a forum about the bathroom situation and I’m going to choose to believe it:

I used to tell everyone that you push a button and the seat turns into an elevator that took you to the basement where there was a full apartment with bathroom. You would not believe how many people believed me!

Technology killed Fotomat and it completely went out of business in 2009. The Fotomats were either torn down or they became cigarette stands, locksmith shops, coffee places, prayer stations or other businesses. Or they’re sitting there abandoned:

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You know, that is the perfect place to hook up with a trick if you don’t want to bring them home or pay for a motel.

I drove by an abandoned Fotomat a while ago and people were taking pictures of it and in front of it with their iPhones. That’s just an asshole move. Way to piss, shit and dance on the dusty grave of Fotomat.

Pic: Pinterest

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