's tiny drive-up huts with the yellow roof were an icon of the 1970s suburban experience, with 4000 of them throughout the U.S. You drove up, gave your film to the girl inside, and got prints a couple of days later. But stores began closing
en masse in the 1980s with the boom
of in-store "prints in an hour". Most Fotomats have been torn down or are crumbling away (cool slideshow
), a few being used for coffee
. Former alumni are out there and share some memories stories
on Facebook. Fotomat unbelievably is around and has a website
but this September they threw in the towel on their Snapfish-like business model.