Thanks to all who attended the special Easter special screening of Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory starring Gene Wilder at The Music Box Theater!
We hope you enjoyed the fun-filled screening and meeting The Ultimate-TV host, Rachell Montgomery during the original classic adventure of Willy Wonka, the Madd Chocolatier and his musical workers, The Oompa Loompas.
To experience a favorite childhood movie in a real theater setting with a LIVE organist was a real treat that could not be beat that.... plus candy to eat!
Don't fret if you missed this special screening, our friends at The Music Box Theater have great movies playing each week. See you next time for another special event at The Music Box Theater!
THE ULTIMATE-TV LOVES C2E2!
Can't you feel the excitement? C2E2 - Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo Pop Culture Convention returns to McCormick Place, this Friday, April 25th - Sunday, April 27th! Join The Ultimate-TV host, Rachell Montgomery at this fun-filled 3-day convention and meet many of your favorite celebrities, illustrators and authors.
Celebrities scheduled to appear at The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo include:
Stan Lee - the Creator of The Amazing Spider-Man, Actress Eve Myles - Torchwood, Chandler Riggs – AMC’s The Walking Dead, Natalia Tena – Game of Thrones, Legendary Wrestler, Hulk Hogan, Ghostbuster, Ernie Hudson, The Ultimate-TV favorite Candyman, Tony Todd and Chicago’s very own, Svengoolie!
Meet The Ultimate-TV host, Rachell Montgomry during the LIVE show taping at C2E2, Friday and Saturday morning 10a - 12n or attend The Ultimate Doctor Who Screening Series at Columbia College and you could win an all-day pass to C2E2!
The Ultimate Doctor Who Screening Series will be held Saturday, April 26th from 12noon - 2pm at Columbia College, 600 South Michigan Avenue. To register, visit https://drwhoscreenings.eventbrite.com/
Good Luck and we'll see you an your friends this weekend 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 participating guests.
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 ways you can help make your community a better place:
*Use your power, pull the plugs out of electronics you're not using in your home
*Help your peers in tough situations by writing a letter wishing them well. Continue using all the energy saving tips you learned during Earth Day 2014 and you can be a Superhero for Planet Earth!
Continue using all the energy saving tips you learned during Earth Day 2014 and you can be a Superhero for Planet Earth!
In honor of Earth Day 2014, The Ultimate-TV encourages you to watch 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.
Don't miss American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire, an inspiring new series, Tuesday, April 22nd on PBS.
Take a trip to some of the wildest places on the planet in National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers, the new touring exhibit now thru September 1st at the Museum of Science and Industry.
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. So plan your next trip to the Museum of Science and Industry and check out National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers...you'll love it!
So plan your next trip to the Museum of Science and Industry and check out National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers...you'll love it!
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 BATTLE OF THE BARD - Team Shakespeare Competition!
If a spirited war of words is your cup of tea, then join The Ultimate-TV at The Battle of the Bard - Team Shakespeare Competition, Saturday, April 26th at Francis W. Parker School!
The Battle of The Bard is an annual Shakespeare competition open to public and private high school teams that promotes student achievement and build community across demographic boundaries through Shakespeare performance, friendly competition, and team spirit. So three cheers for William Shakespeare on his 450th Birthday and let's celebrate Talk Like Shakespeare Day with The City of Chicago and The Ultimate-TV, Chicago's Alternative Entertainment Source!
So three cheers for William Shakespeare on his 450th Birthday and let's celebrate Talk Like Shakespeare Day with The City of Chicago and The Ultimate-TV, Chicago's Alternative Entertainment Source!
This is CIMMfest, the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival—a four-day showcase of outstanding films, energetic concerts, visually stunning VJ/DJ sets, lively Q&A’s, daring live score performances, industry panels and presentations…anything to show just what movies and music mean to each other.
CIMMfest 2014 is proud to celebrate women filmmakers, showcasing an outstanding program of 18 features, documentaries & shorts – each uniquely expressing the relationship and inseparability of movies and music, and all uniquely from a woman’s perspective.
In addition to our female filmmaker showcase, CIMMfest features 100+ events spanning 4 days, including film premieres, director Q&A’s, industry panel discussions, presentations, workshops, networking mixers, live music showcases, and more.
Join The Ultimate-TV host, Rachell Montgomery at this incredible 4-day event beginning May 1st - 4th.
BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle as the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode). Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. While her cousin Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) chases suitors for marriage, Belle is left on the sidelines wondering if she will ever find love.After meeting an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on changing society, he and Belle help shape Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.
BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle as the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode).
Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing.
While her cousin Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) chases suitors for marriage, Belle is left on the sidelines wondering if she will ever find love.After meeting an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on changing society, he and Belle help shape Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.
You are invited to an advanced screening of the new movie, BELLE, starring starring British actress, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wednesday, May 7th at Landmark Century Center Cinema, 2828 North Clark at 7pm.
To win a pair of tickets, go to www.facebook.com/theultimatetv for more information. Belle, an inspirational experience for the ages!
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.
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!!
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.