Celebrate Easter at a special screening of Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory starring Gene Wilder, Sunday April 20th at The Music Box Theater.
Your kids will enjoy the original classic adventure of Willy Wonka, the Madd Chocolatier and his musical workers, The Oompa Loompas. There'll be a costume contest and the kids will pick up an amazing goodie bag as well!
Experience your favorite childhood movie with your family in a real theater setting. To win a pair of tickets to Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory at The Music Box Theater, go to www.facebook.com/theultimatetv then like and share theultimatetv with your family and friends. No purchase necessary to win. Must be a legal US citizen, 18 years or order to enter.
Don't miss the special Easter presentation of Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, 2pm, Sunday April 20th at The Music Box Theater!
HAPPY 450TH EARTH BIRTHDAY, WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE!
Celebrate the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare during Chicago's annual TALK LIKE SHAKESPEARE DAY CELEBRATION, Wednesday, April 23rd!
William Shakespeare is one of the most beloved and prolific authors of all time! He authored 38 plays and 154 sonnets. Although no one is certain of his actual birth date, the consensus is that Shakespeare's birthday was most likely April 23, 1564. So April 23rd has been designated Talk Like Shakespeare Day.
WANNA TALK LIKE SHAKESPEARE?
Well, it's not hard to do. As a matter of fact, each year. Chicagoans and English-speaking fans worldwide show their affection to Shakespeare by speaking in his unique version of middle English. Here are a few ways you can "Talk Like Shakespeare":
The Ultimate-TV and Earth Hour Ambassador, The Amazing Spiderman would like to thank you for participating in Earth Hour 2014!
We certainly hope you had fun at the event and learned ways to help save the planet and become Superheros in your community.
Here are a few extra tips to make help your community a better place.
*Help your peers in tough situations by writing a letter wishing them well. A great place to start is your local Ronald McDonald house.
To celebrate Talk Like Shakespeare Day in Chicago, join The Ultimate-TV at
THE BATTLE OF THE BARD - Team Shakespeare Competition!
The Battle of the Bard is an annual Shakespeare competition open to public and private high school teams throughout the Chicago area and suburbs and will take place Saturday, April 26th at Francis W. Parker School in Chicago.
The goal of the program is to promote student achievement and build community across demographic boundaries through Shakespeare performance, friendly competition, and team spirit.
So let's hear it from the kids and check out The Battle of The Bard, Saturday April 26th!
In honor of Earth Day 2014, invite your family and friends to American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire, the one-hour documentary that chronicles one of the largest movements of the 20th century, and one of the keys to the 21st.
American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire, spans 50 years of grassroots and global activism from the 1960s-2009 and connects the major causes of environmentalism, from conservation to climate change. Narrated by Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Ashley Judd, Van Jones and Isabel Allende, the film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and has won acclaim worldwide.
Inspired by the book of the same name by environmental journalist and film interviewee Philip Shabecoff, and informed by advisors like conservation biologist E.O. Wilson, A Fierce Green Fire unfolds in five acts, each with a central story and character, featuring vivid archival footage and new interviews that shed light on the battle for a living planet. The first four acts include success stories of people fighting for causes against enormous odds, and the fifth concludes with climate change.
Don't miss American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire, an inspiring new environmental documentary series on your PBS station!
Experience National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers at The MSI!
Take a trip to some of the wildest places on the planet in National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers, the new touring exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry, March 20th - September 1st.
Earth Explorers brings the unparalleled adventures of National Geographic to life. Organized around Earth’s spectacular eco-zones—Polar Regions, Oceans, Rain Forests, Mountains and Caves, and the African Savanna, learn about the daring men and women who venture into dangerous and remote parts of the world to discover new places, help protect our planet’s biodiversity and unearth new scientific discoveries. National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers allows guests to let their imaginations run wild as they become explorers and embark on an adventure to discover new species, study animal behavior and learn about the important roles technology, innovation and ingenuity play in making and documenting these discoveries. Plan your next trip to the Museum of Science and Industry and check out National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers...you'll love it!
National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers allows guests to let their imaginations run wild as they become explorers and embark on an adventure to discover new species, study animal behavior and learn about the important roles technology, innovation and ingenuity play in making and documenting these discoveries.
Plan your next trip to the Museum of Science and Industry and check out National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers...you'll love it!
Get ready for a Zombie takeover as fans of AMC's hit television show 'The Walking Dead' swarm the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center for
WALKER STALKER CON 2015!
Join The Ultimate-TV host, Rachell Montgomery as she mingles with the UNDEAD and cast members from The Walking Dead.
Love Sci-Fi? Well, Walker Stalker Con has something very special for you, too! Celebrities from your favorite programs will be on hand to will take sign autographs and take pictures all weekend!* S
So make your plans now for Walker Stalker Con 2015!!
JIMI HENDRIX FOREVER STAMP!
The U.S. Postal Service honored rock legend Jimi Hendrix with a commemorative Forever stamp created and designed by artist Rudy Gutierrez.
Hendrix is not the only legendary entertainer to have his own stamp. Others include Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, and Lydia Mendoza. According to the USPS, funk singer James Brown and also Janis Joplin are next to be added into the series.
The Jimi Hendrix Forever stamp was officially released on March 13th at the infamous South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. Afterwards, the stamp will sell for 49 cents at all post office locations nationwide. For more details, visit www.usps.com
Disney comes alive at The Museum of Science and Industry in its Treasures of The Walt Disney Archives exhibit.
The exhibit showcases the creative accomplishments and innovations of one of Chicago’s native sons, Walt Disney, and the ongoing legacy of the company that bears his name. From Mickey Mouse and Mary Poppins to Captain Jack Sparrow, the exhibition features many artifacts from Disney’s rich history that have not been widely seen by the public—including drawings; props; costumes; artwork from classic Disney animated films, theme park attractions, TV shows and live-action films; plus items from contemporary Disney milestones.
This exhibit will run at MSI through May 4, 2014. Visit http://www.msi.com/ for exhibit information
THE ULTIMATE-TV LOVES C2E2!
Can't you feel the excitement in the air? That's because C2E2 - Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo Pop Culture Convention returns to McCormick Place, April 25th - 27th!
Bring the friends and family down to meet your favorite celebrities, illustrators and authors at C2E2. Celebrities scheduled C2E2 2014 include Stan Lee - the Creator of Spider-Man, Actress Eve Myles - Torchwood, Chadnler Riggs – AMC’s The Walking Dead, Natalia Tena – Game of Thrones, Legendary wrestler Hulk Hogan, The Ultimate-TV favorite Candyman, Tony Todd and Ghostbuster, Ernie Hudson plus Chicago’s very own, Svengoolie!
To win an all-day pass to C2E2, register for The Ultimate Doctor Who Screenings, Saturday, April 26th from 12n - 2p* or meet The Ultimate-TV host, Rachell Montgomery from 3p - 5p at C2E2.
We'll see you at C2E2!
*No purchase necessary to win. Must be a legal US citizen, 18 years or older to enter. Winner must be present to win. Go to http://www.c2e2.com/ for a complete list of guests attending C2E2!