After a years wait... A Quiet Place Part 2 will be on the big screen in theaters all across Western New York this week after being delayed due to the pandemic.

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The movie premieres locally Thursday and officials at the North Park Theatre say around 150 pre-sale tickets have already been sold.

“I think there’s this extra anticipation because it’s going to show off Western New York in the back drop of this movie,” Program Director Ray Barker said. “We’re feeling really good. We see Hertel avenue springing back to life, we see more people out at cafes and all the small shops on Hertel. I think people are more comfortable. I think more people are vaccinated. It’s been a long time coming but I think the movie business is coming back to life.”

At the Aurora Theatre, owner Lynn Kinsella says around 70 extras from the film,  shot  here in Western New York, are going to the premiere.

“We’re just going to make it a real celebration, it’s been a long time coming,” she said. “It’s been since last March when this movie was supposed to premier that you know we have not seen crowds like this and right now we have about 90 some people for Thursday night so that’ll be our biggest crowd yet.”

Currently theaters can operate at 50 percent capacity or up to 250 people per show.

In " A Quiet Place 2"  the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. After being forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.

Over its opening weekend in theaters, the original "A Quiet Place" shattered prerelease “tracking” estimates (in the $30 million range) to pull in $50.4 million (the best opening ever for an original horror movie).

A Quiet Place  became the second top box office hit that year after Black Panther!

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