Phantom of the Megaplex

Last Updated on: January 20th, 2024

Phantom of the Megaplex (Disney Channel Original Movie)

“Phantom of the Megaplex” is a Disney Channel Original Movie that premiered in 2000. It is a family-friendly comedy and mystery film directed by Blair Treu. The story revolves around a young teenager named Pete Riley, who works at a megaplex movie theater called the “Grand Pegasus Cinema.”

As the megaplex prepares for the premiere of a highly anticipated film, “Midnight Mayhem,” strange and spooky events start happening. Mysterious mishaps occur in the theater, including equipment malfunctions and disappearing employees. Rumors spread about the existence of a “phantom” haunting the theater, sabotaging the premiere.

Pete, a huge fan of cinema and the theater, takes it upon himself to solve the mystery and save the premiere. With the help of his friends and siblings, Pete sets out to uncover the truth behind the phantom and restore order to the theater before it’s too late.

Throughout the movie, the characters encounter various comical situations and face challenges that test their courage and teamwork. As they unravel the mystery, they learn important lessons about friendship, loyalty, and the value of working together.

“Phantom of the Megaplex” is filled with humor, excitement, and a touch of spookiness, making it an enjoyable watch for family audiences. The film’s plot is reminiscent of classic mystery movies, with a modern twist suitable for young viewers.

The movie also pays homage to the magic of cinema and the thrill of watching movies on the big screen, making it particularly appealing to movie enthusiasts. It captures the behind-the-scenes workings of a megaplex theater and the excitement of hosting a blockbuster movie premiere.

Overall, “Phantom of the Megaplex” is a lighthearted and entertaining film that showcases the importance of teamwork, problem-solving, and following one’s passion. It remains a nostalgic favorite among Disney Channel Original Movies and continues to be beloved by audiences of all ages.

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  • Year Released: 2000
  • Type of Movie: Live Action
  • Movie Platform: Disney Channel Original Movie
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  • Taylor Handley: Pete Riley
  • Caitlin Wachs: Karen Riley
  • Jacob Smith: Brian Riley
  • Corinne Bohrer: Julie Riley
  • John Novak: George
  • Mickey Rooney: Mason / Movie Mason
  • Rich Hutchman: Shawn MacGibbon
  • Colin Fox: Wolfgang Nedermayer
  • Ellen-Ray Hennessy: Tory Hicks
  • Carlo Rota: Tyler Jesseman
  • Eric Hempsall: Lamonica
  • Ricky Mabe: Ricky Leary / Ricky Rules
  • Julia Chantrey: Terri Tortora / Scary Terri
  • Joanne Boland: Hilary Horan / Hillary Honey
  • J.J. Stocker: Mark Jeffries / Question Mark
  • Lisa Ng: Lacy Ling / Racy Lacy
  • Joe Pingue: Merle
  • Heather Bertram: Caitlin Kerigan
  • Jennifer Bertram: Lisa
  • Jeff Berg: Donny Hollie
  • Daniel DeSanto: Zeke
  • Nicole Hardy: April Popko
  • Sarah Gadon: Sarah


  • Director: Blair Treu
  • Producer: Joan Barnett, Jack Grossbart, Stu Krieger and Christopher Morgan

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