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'Quiet Place 2' movie makers donate to Bennett Beach

An Erie County beach is the recent beneficiary of the economic windfall generated by the locally filmed movie "A Quiet Place 2."

In an unusual arrangement, in exchange for Erie County allowing filmmakers to use Bennett Beach in Angola as a site for movie scenes, Paramount Pictures donated $4,500 to the county's Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry for beach improvements.

The money was accepted by the Erie County Legislature last month.

Parks Commissioner Troy Schinzel said the money will be used to improve the beach's handicap accessibility. Among the improvements, the parks department will purchase new matting compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act to help provide a more accessible path to the beach for individuals with disabilities.

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