Film / Phantom of the Megaplex

"The Phantom of the Megaplex strikes again!"

Phantom of the Megaplex is a 2000 Disney Channel comedy film. Very loosely based on The Phantom of the Opera, the story concerns strange happenings at a megaplex on the night of a major movie premiere, Midnight Mayhem. Pete Riley, the seventeen year old assistant manager of the theater has to cope with malfunctioning equipment, disappearing staff, and a broken popcorn machine! He investigates the troubles to find out if it's all a coincidence or the result of sabotage by a mysterious "phantom". Not to mention the antics of his younger siblings.

The movie provides examples of:

  • Evil Laugh: The Phantom indulges in this a lot.
  • Elaborate Underground Base: Move Mason has one dedicated to old movies.
  • Finagle's Law: Basically, during the night of the premier, anything that can go wrong, does go wrong. Even Pete's mom and her boyfriend George have a lousy night, and they weren't even at the megaplex for most of the evening.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: The Phantom.
  • Jerkass: Shawn MacGibbon, many of the Hollywood-ites who show up for the premiere as well.
  • Jerk Jock: Donny Hollie. He enjoys giving Pete a hard time at his job.
  • Kick the Dog: Everyday Mason would come in to the Megaplex and offer his services, he'd even make a work schedule for himself and hand it over to Shawn for approval. And every single day, Shawn would kindly take the note, tear it up and throw it away... right in front of Mason.
    • That and calling him a freakshow during the grand opening, seriously, the man has zero respect for his betters. Considering how his superior Wolfgang keeps getting his name wrong, it's probably understandable.
  • Motor Mouth: "Racy" Lacy, the theater worker, known for being super fast in the talking department.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Terry, a.k.a. "Scary Terry", who enjoys recapping disturbing urban legends to anyone in earshot. Of course, it turns out that Terry herself is capable of being scared.