The Lincoln Theater Center in Lufkin, Texas, was an Art Deco style building built in the late '40s as a single-screen theater. It was made for African-Americans to be able to attend a theater and watch movies starring African-Americans. The seating was designed for 350 to 400 people, and the complex included a barber shop and a newspaper stand.
A preservation project began this past Monday night with the showing of black and white movies (the movies were shown at the Museum of East Texas) starring all African-American casts. Stormy Weather (1943) was one of the films shown.