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The Rev. Lincoln Scott, who resurrected West Side movie palace, dies at 82

The Rev. Lincoln Scott, who resurrected West Side movie palace, dies at 82

The Rev. Lincoln Scott resurrected North Lawndale's historic Central Park Theatre as a church and opened an adjacent homeless shelter and food pantry that served hundreds of men and women on the West Side. Scott, 82, died Aug. 28 in his South Austin home, said his daughter, Agnes. He had been diagnosed in April with gastrointestinal cancer, she said. "These last few months were difficult for him," Agnes Scott said. "But he still had a passion for the people in this community." Scott was born in Arkansas City, Ark., in 1933, and was part of the Great Migration of African-Americans who moved from the South to Chicago after World War II. He opened his House of...

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