The UltimateTV covers a wide variety of movie screenings and festivals scheduled throughout the City of Chicago and in Northwest Indiana.

Now you know we love movies and so do you so check The UltimateTV social media pages for your next chance to win FREE passes to advanced movie screenings and other cool prizes!



12/06 The Banker

12/13 Jumanji

12/20 Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker

12/20  Cats

12/20  Bombshells

12/25  Little Women

12/25 Spies in Disguise

12/25  Just Mercy



1/10 Just Mercy





The National Day of Celebration for an American Hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will take place Monday, January 20 across the country and around the world.

MLK Museum Day: 

The following museums will offer free admission on MLK Day

Adler Planetarium

Art Institute of Chicago

Chiacgo History Muiseum

The Field Museum

Museum of Science and Industry

Shedd Aquarium

1/20-27 Northwestern University

MLK Commemoration Celebration - University of Chicago

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 6 p.m. at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel  5850 S. Woodlawn Avenue

Honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and reflect on our collective responsibility to work towards a more equitable society with keynote speakers: Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr.,  Theologian, pastor, and civil rights leader and Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III,  Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ.

Free and open to the public.  Doors open at 5:00pm, and the program starts at 6p.m. A community reception will be held in Ida Noyes Hall immediately following the program.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Monday, January 20, 10:30a.m. - 3:00p.m.

Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and create a vision for the future guided by artists and activists at work today.  Chicago-based sound and visual artist Damon Locks presents a music performance with his Black Monument Ensemble.

Move Me Soul dancers present a movement workshop, and young artists from the award-winning Rebirth/Reborn Poetry Ensemble share powerful spoken word pieces. Families can add their own messages of hope for the future to silkscreened postcards from multidisciplinary artist William Estrada’s Mobile Street Art Cart.

To ensure the widest possible participation at this special event, activities in the Ryan Learning Center are free for all, and Illinois residents receive free museum admission on King Day.

The excitement level of Chicago basketball fans will be in overdrive when The 69th Annual NBA All-Star Weekend returns to The United Center(1901 W. Madison St.) February 14-16, 2020.

Below is a schedule of events for NBA All-Star 2020 in Chicago. As more events and activities are confirmed, this page will be updated.

> Friday, Feb. 14:  All times Eastern (ET)
12 p.m. | NBA Rising Stars Practice | NBA TV
5 p.m. | Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Announcement | NBA TV
7 p.m. | NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by Ruffles | ESPN
9 p.m. | NBA Rising Stars | TNT

> Saturday, Feb. 15:  All times Eastern (ET)
10:30 a.m. | NBA All-Star Practice & Media Day presented by AT&T | NBA TV
7 p.m. | Commissioner Adam Silver media availability | NBA TV
8 p.m. | State Farm All-Star Saturday Night | TNT

Taco Bell Skills Challenge (first event)
MTN DEW 3-Point Contest (second event)
AT&T Slam Dunk (third event)

> Sunday, Feb. 16:  All times Eastern (ET)

11 a.m. | NBA Legends Brunch | NBA TV coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET
8 p.m. | 69th NBA All-Star Game | TNT coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET


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

 Adler Planetarium:

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:  

Lincoln Park Zoo: Free admission everyday

Shedd Aquarium: 

Museum of Contemporary Art:

Free admission every Tuesday

Museum of Science and Industry: 

January 7-10,

National Museum of Mexican Art:

Free Admission everyday

Coming Soon...

C2E2 (formerly known at Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo) is the largest pop culture convention in the Midwest.  This event will take place in the South Building at McCormick Place February 28 thru March 1.

Celebrity guests scheduled to appear include Doctor Who actor, Matt Smith, Legendary Star Trek Stars, William Shatner, George Takei, Robert Sheehan, and Many Many More!

For tickets or additional programming information, go to www.c2e2.com

The Chicago Flower and Garden Show will return to Chicago's Navy Pier, March

Join The UltimateTV at the advanced screening of THE GENTLEMEN at AMC River East Theaters in Chicago.  For FREE passes go to our social media pages for additional contest information!

The UltimateTV invites you to the Chicago Restaurant Convention at McCormick Place. 

Programming and ticket information available soon

The UltimateTV celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year and we look forward to seeing you at our Hot Party celebration.

Details coming soon!

The nominees are being assembled and the ballots will be sent soon. Who will be the top winners of the 2020 Academy Awards....The World Awaits!


The USPS Operation Santa Program is 107 years old and still going strong! 

The United States Postal Service established the Operation Santa program to help families and children in need at the holidays.

This year brings some exciting changes, a new website, an expansion of last year’s digital program, and Santa’s OFFICIAL postal address!! Send your cards and letters for Santa to:

Santa Claus

123 Elf Road

North Pole



When writing to Santa this year, it’s important to use the new address and make sure there's a stamp on the envelope — in the upper right hand corner — that will help the letters reach Santa in time to consider granting a child’s holiday wish.

There's also a new web address for letter adoption.  Beginning November 18, customers in the 15 selected cities can adopt letters to Santa online at  USPSOperationSanta.com

NOTE:  Even though letters are adopted online, the adopter MUST go to a Post Office that offers “Label Broker” as an on-site service to send the gift. Adopters can find qualifying Label Broker™ Post Offices by visiting the Post Office™ Locator usps.com/locator. The digital cities were chosen based on, but not limited to, overall interest in the program, community need, and a mix of geographic locations.


USPS Operation Santa History

The Postal Service began receiving letters to Santa Claus more than 100 years ago; however, it was in 1912 when Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock authorized local postmasters to allow postal employees and citizens to respond to the letters — this became known as Operation Santa.  The complete history can be found online https://about.usps.com/holidaynews/  


The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.


For more than three decades, the Music Box Theatre has celebrated the holidays with Jimmy Stewart and Bing Crosby.

However, if those guys aren’t your cup of eggnog, the Music Box’s Alternative Christmas Double Feature invites you to spend the holidays with Buddy the Elf & every working English actor from the early 2000s. Fall in love and stay young at heart with a pair of beloved films from 2003: ELF and LOVE ACTUALLY. 

Wednesday, December 11
4:45pm: Elf
7:00pm: Love Actually
9:45pm: Elf

Tuesday, December 17
4:30pm: Love Actually
7:15pm: Elf
9:30pm: Love Actually

For tickets and additional show information, visit


The 17th Annual Chicago Toy and Game Fair (CHITAG), North America’s largest toy and game fair, will take place at Navy Pier, Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24, 2019

CHITAG has become a much-anticipated tradition for toy and game lovers of all ages in Chicagoland and around the world. The Fair takes place annually the weekend before Thanksgiving, when tens of thousands of attendees kick-off the holiday shopping season by experiencing toys, games and entertainment properties first-hand. 


Gator Golf Putting Station

My Buddy Wheels Riding Space 

Young Inventor Challenge

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile 

Frozen II Scavenger Hunt - Sven’s Frozen Adventure 

Baby and Toddler PlaySpace

Blackhawks Inflatable Rink - Saturday Only

World's Largest Kid-Powered Rocket Debut!

WTTW Big Idea Traveling Lab Performance

Etch-a-Sketch with Princess-Etch

Photo Ops with  characters from Star Wars!

Shop for New and Classic Toys for the Holidays

NEW! Free SuperThing and photos with the Ultra Rare SuperThing, Enigma

Yo-Yo Championship - Contestants from Coast to Coast


Join The UltimateTV at The Chicago Toy and Game Fair as we check out the latest Interactive Exhibits, Test New Products, Ben’s Giant Bubble Show, fantastic Giveaways, Stage Events, Magic Shows, Contests and an Beer Garden with Popular Adult and Party Games. Now, now who could ask for more....lol!

Register to win a Family-Four Prize Pak to The Chicago Toy and Game Fair by posting a photo of you and your family on The UltimateTV social media sites. Winners will be selected on or before November 23, 2019. No purchase necessary. You must be a legal US Citizen,18 years or older to enter. Good Luck from The UltimateTV, Chicago's Entertainment Source!


Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures will whisk families away on an immersive getaway chock-full of magical participatory moments.

The fun begins January 23-26 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., then moves to Chicago’s United Center, Jan. 29 to Feb. 2, before returning to the Allstate Arena for a final week, Feb. 6 to 9.

Hit the road with Mickey Mouse and his pals for a high-octane ride in Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures. Exciting twists and turns await as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and guests of all ages embark on an interactive and memory-rich adventure to iconic Disney destinations.

Families should be prepared for a getaway jam-packed with unexpected hijinks and surprise, up-close character interaction as Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures makes a pitstop right in their hometown.

For ticket information and show times for Disney On Ice: Road Trip Adventures visit, www.disneyonice.com


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