The Phantom of the Megaplex is a 2000 Disney Channel Original Movie, produced by the Disney Channel. With a title and concept very loosely based on The Phantom of the Opera, the film concerns strange happenings at a megaplex on the night of a major movie premiere, Midnight Mayhem. The central character, played by Taylor Handley, is Pete Riley, the seventeen year old assistant manager of the theater. He has to cope with malfunctioning equipment, disappearing staff, and a broken popcorn machine, among other headaches. He investigates to see if the troubles are coincidence or the result of sabotage by a mysterious "phantom". The senior manager of the theater is played by Rich Hutchman, and Ricky Mabe, Julia Chantrey, Joanne Boland, J.J. Stocker, and Lisa Ng appear as other employees of the theater. Caitlin Wachs and Jacob Smith play the central character's younger siblings, and Heather and Jennifer Bertram appear as his girlfriend and her friend.
17-year-old Pete Riley works as the assistant manager at the local 26-screen Grand megaplex, a job that he loves and spends all his time doing. Rumor has it that the megaplex is haunted by a "phantom" of someone who was trapped inside the