Well, Fall has somehow creeped into the picture and that means The UltimateTV will cover a wide variety of movie screenings and film festivals scheduled across Chicago and Northwest Indiana!

So check out The UltimateTV social media pages for your chance to win FREE tickets and other cool prizes!

Upcoming Movie Releases:


9/6:   IT: Chapter Two

9/13: The Goldfinch

9/13: Hustlers

9/20: Running With The Devil

9/20: Ad Astra

9/20: Rambo Last Blood

9/20: Downton Abbey

9/20: Zeroville

9/27: Abdominable


10/4: Joker

10/4: The Woman In The Window

10/4: Dolemite is My Name

10/11: Gemini Man

10/11: The Addams Family 

10/17: **Jay and Silent Bob

10/18: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil


11/1: Terminator

11/1: Harriot

11/8: Last Christmas

11/15: Charlie's Angels

11/15: Ford vs. Ferreri

11/22: Frozen 2

The Chicago International Film Festival has arrived!  Bringing more than 150 films from around the world, as well as appearances from the industry’s top directors, producers, actors, designers and more to Chicago, the 55 th Chicago International Film Festival continues to be the Midwest’s premier destination for film enthusiasts and experts


The longest running competitive film festival in North America, the Chicago International Film Festival is committed to selecting the world’s most exciting, compelling and groundbreaking feature films, documentaries and short films, including multiple Oscar contenders, year after year.

The 55 th Chicago International Film Festival runs Oct. 16-27, 2019 at the AMC River East, 322 E. Illinois St. , and features more than 150 films, with a vast diversity of offerings, including numerous competitive categories and several highlight programs such as Black Perspectives, Cinemas of the Americas, International Comedy, Women in Cinema, Out-Look, After Dark and the City & State program (showcasing films made in Chicago and throughout Illinois.)  For additional program information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/festival/tickets/


On the first stop of their 30-city North American roadshow tour, Jason Mewes and writer/director Kevin Smith come to Chicago’s Music Box Theatre, 3733 North Southport Ave., to show their latest and greatest motion picture, the star-studded JAY AND SILENT BOB REBOOT Monday, October 21, 2019 at 7pm and 10pm.

The New Jersey stoner icons who first hit the screen 25 years ago in CLERKS are back! When Jay and Silent Bob discover that Hollywood is rebooting an old movie based on them, the clueless duo embark on another cross-country mission to stop it all over again.

For the last two decades, the Music Box Theatre has been the premier venue in Chicago for independent and foreign films. It currently has the largest theater space operated full time in the city. 

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The UniverSoul Circus, hailed as America’s No. 1 Circus, is a highly interactive combination of circus arts, theater, and music that spans genres including Pop, Classic R&B, Latin, Hip Hop, Jazz and Gospel.

UniverSoul Circus, rated as one of the top two circuses in America along with Cirque du Soleil is loaded with one-of-a-kind performances from around the world – all coming together as one under a single ring big top.

The 2019 edition of UniverSoul Circus features Ringmaster Lucky Malatsi, his long-time Sidekick Zeke and newcomer Cheyenne-Rose Dailey, Male Contortionists, Daredevil Motorcyclists, High Wire Act, Solo Trapeze from Brazil, Trick Rescue Pooches presented by the Pompeyo Family, a Cossack Horse Act with riders, Detroit's Fresh the Clownsss and many more surprises.


The Universoul Circus returns to Chicago's Washington Park, Oct. 2 thru Nov. 11. For programming information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.universoulcircus.com/

The 4th Annual 'Campfire Horrors' movie series will feature six movies, campfires, roasted marshmallows, popcorn and hot drinks on every Friday in October! 

In the spirit of Halloween, Northerly Island will showcase six scary classics, ranging from tame to terrifying. Each screening will be accompanied by campfires, marshmallow roasting, Mars Wrigley treats, free popcorn and hot beverages to keep visitors warm on chilly nights. 

NOTE: Screenings are outdoors (weather permitting) and audiences are encouraged to bring their own chairs/blankets and layer up for the cooler weather. Campfires will be lit 30 minutes before the start of the film, and burn throughout the night.

Movies Scheduled in the Campfire Horrors Series Include:


7:00 p.m.  Hocus Pocus

8:45 p.m.  Frankenstein


7:00 p.m.  Misery


7:00 p.m.  Shaun of the Dead

8:45 p.m.  I Know What You Did Last Summer


7:00 p.m.  Interview with the Vampire

Campfire Horrors’ returns to Northerly Island, 15241 South Linn White Drive this Friday at 7:00 p.m. and continue every Friday through the month of October.  In the event of rain, or extreme cold, screenings will be relocated indoors, inside the Northerly Island Visitors Center. For more information, visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/halloween.


There’s a new kid comin’ to town.  Time Out Market is bringing the best of the city together under one roof: its best chefs, drinks and cultural experiences. The world’s first food and cultural market experience based wholly on editorial curation, Time Out Market captures decades of local knowledge, independent reviews and expert opinions. 

Time Out Market Chicago will be located in a unique stand-alone brick building at 916 W. Fulton Market and offer a curated mix of 18 eateries, three bars and a demo kitchen. The market embodies a spacious three floors, offering seating for 600 plus has an event venue, a retail area, a viewing/ entertainment platform with bleacher seating and a rooftop.

But Time Out Chicago is not just about food and drinks; there will also be cooking classes with top chefs including Chefs Brian Fisher, Bill Kim, Thai Dang, Jimmy Bannos Jr., Zoe Shor, Edward Kim, Dana Salls Cree and The Art of Pizza, cultural experiences and more.  

New Time Out Markets are set to open in Miami, New York, Boston, Chicago and Montreal in 2019 and in London-Waterloo and in Prague in 2021.  Stay up-to-date on the latest from Time Out Market Chicago at www.timeoutmarket.com/chicago


And now...the schedule for FREE Museum Days in Chicago!  Check the selected museum websites for admission and updated programming schedule. 

 Adler Planetarium

April 2-4, 9-11; June 3-5, 10-13; September 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27; October 7-9, 14-16; November 8, 11; December 2-3, 7, 12-13

Brookfield Zoo:  


Art Institute of Chicago:  

Free admission every Thursday evening from 5pm-8pm

Chicago Botanic Garden:

Free admission every Tuesday 


Chicago Children’s Museum: 

Free First Sunday

Chicago Cultural Center:

Free admission everyday

Chicago History Museum:

Free admission every Tuesday from 12:30pm-9pm 

DuSable Museum of African Art: Free admission every Tuesday

Field Museum:  June 20-22

Lincoln Park Zoo: Free admission everyday

Shedd Aquarium: 

June 4-5, 11-12, 18-19; September 4-30; October 3, 10

Museum of Contemporary Art:

Free admission every Tuesday

Museum of Science and Industry: 

January 7-10, 14-17, 21-24, 28-31;

February 4-7, 11-14, 19-2, 25-28 

National Museum of Mexican Art:

Free Admission everyday


ACE Comic Con, the highly anticipated pop-culture comic conventions retuns to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois Friday, October 11-Sunday, October 13th

This popular fan event features world-renowned comic writers & artists, hand-picked vendors & exhibitors, and 30 hours of live panel programming across multiple stages throughout the weekend, all enjoyable with a General Admission ticket.

Meet and greet your favorite celebrities including Marvel’s Avengers: Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Jake Gyllenhaal (Mysterio), Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington (Jon Snow) & Gwendoline Christie (Ser Brienne of Tarth), Walking Dead star Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), Rocketman star Taron Egerton and many more!

Join The UltimateTV at ACE Comic Con Midwest and to get additional programming and ticket information, visit www.acecomiccon.com


Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the pop phenomenon, Friends in grand style. 

Fans across the country will be showered with Friends events and merchandise designed to show their love for the fan favorite sit-com!

To kick off the celebration,

Chicago’s Very Own, WGN will celebrate the Friends 25th Anniversary with a Friends mini-marathon!  Beginning October 5th, WGN presents “Saturday Night with Friends" featuring your favorite episodes throughout the month starting with The Ones with “Ross and Rachel”, The Ones with “Chandler and Monica”, The Ones with “Where They Go To Work”, The Ones with “the Guest Starsand many more!

Also, The Central Perk couch is touring the country!  That's right, replicas of the comfy couch, the gathering spot for Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey on “Friends”.  Stop by REGAL CITY NORTH Theater inn Chicago with your friends and get a photo on the famous sofa!

For more Friends Anniversary events, check out The UltimateTV social media sites!


Get ready for SESAME STREET LIVE: MAKE YOUR MAGIC opening at the Rosemont Theater, Friday, October 11th thru Sunday October 13th. 

Embark on an amazing journey with Elmo to discover the “power of yet” —the lesson that with perseverance and practice, nothing can stand between you and your dream.  With high-energy dance numbers and a soundtrack that’s sure to get everyone out of their seats, Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic is an inspirational introduction to live theater and the art of illusion that the entire family will enjoy.

Join The UltimateTV at the opening performance of Sesame Street Live: Make Your Magic 7pm, Friday, October 11th at Rosemont Theater. To win a Family-Four Pack of tickets to the show, check out The UltimateTV social media pages for contest information.

“Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic provides a unique opportunity for a fun, interactive educational experience that engages young children as well as grown-ups by showing them that learning truly is magical.” For a list of tour dates, visit SesameStreetLive.com


Too big to contain to once a year, Monster Jam® Triple Threat returns to Rosemont’s Allstate Arena, marking the first time the wildly popular Monster Jam tour will make a Chicagoland pit-stop Friday, September 27-29!

Featuring the eight most intense athletes of Monster Jam, Chicago-area fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor using customized high-powered vehicles: Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and the famous Monster Jam trucks. Vying to be the Chicago-area champion will be:

El Toro Loco,

Grave Digger

Monster Mutt,




Zombie and Soldier Fortune Black Ops 

Monster Jam is one of the only sports where male and female world-class drivers, some generational rivals, are equals competing for the same championship on the same track.
The UltimateTV would like to send you and your family to Monster Jam Triple Threat 7Register to win a family four-pack at pm, Friday Sept. 27 at Allstate Arena. Register to win today at https://utvmonsterjam2.eventbrite.com  No purchase necessary to win!

Good Luck from The UltimateTV, Chicago's Entertainment Source!