Although the dog days of Summer have come to a screeching hault, The UltimateTV Movie Season continues with a wide variety of films being screened across Chicago!

So look for The UltimateTV crew at Chicago area Advanced Screening and don’t forget to check out our social media pages for FREE tickets and other cool prizes!

Upcoming Movie Releases:

8/23: Brittany Runs A Marathon

8/23:  Angel Has Fallen

8/30:  Don’t Let Go

8/30: The Fanatic

8/30: Playmobil: The Movie

8/30:  Before You Know It


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


10/4: Joker

10/4: The Woman In The Window

10/18: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil


Midnight Circus in the Parks brings an intimate, exciting, world-class circus to the heart of every community it plays.  The circus was founded on the belief that community involvement is the foundation on which to build long‐term success with positive effects lasting well beyond a two‐hour performance.


To that end, all performances are affordable, accessible, and provide a platform for community groups to volunteer, fundraise and become active arts participants. 


2019 Midnight Circus in The Parks Performance Schedule:

8/30 - McKinley Park

9/7 - Foster Park

9/13 - Holstein Park

9/20 - Lake Shore Park

9/28 - Ridge Park

10/5 - Kosciuszko Park

10/12 - Jefferson Park

10/18 - Welles Park


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, 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” make two stops in Chicago, Sept. 21 from noon-8 p.m., Maggie Daley "Perk".

At this free event, fans can take selfies on the couch with actor James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther, the coffee shop owner with the eternal crush on Rachel and take part in a variety of Friends related activities throughout the day.  The second couch will be at Willis Tower’s Skydeck (233 S. Wacker) Sept. 20-22. Admission to Skydeck: $17, $25.

BONUS: Central Perk is coming to select theatres nationwide! Stop by any of the following theatres with your friends and get a photo on the famous sofa! Empire 25 (New York, NY) AMC Town Center 20 (Leawood, TX) AMC Orange 30 (Orange, CA) AMC Tyson's Corner (McLean, VA) CINEMARK West Plano 20 (Plano, TX) CINEMARK 24  (West Jordan, UT) Majestic Brookfield (Waukesha, WI) REGAL LA Live 14 (Los Angeles, CA) REGAL Essex (Seward, NY) REGAL Pinnacle (Knoxville, TN) REGAL City North (Chicago, IL) REGAL Greenwood Plaza 12 (Englewood, CO) SMG Simi Valley 11 (Simi Valley, CA) TCL Chinese Theatre (Hollywood, CA) Camelview (Scottsdale, AZ)

If that's not enough, Chicago’s Very Own, WGN will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of , Friends with a 3-hour primetime marathon 6pm, Sunday Sept. 22 starting with the pilot episode that premiered the same night 25 years ago. Then on October 5, WGN will run a Friends mini-marathon “Saturday Night with Friends” featuring your favorite episodes like 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 Stars” and many more!

For more Friends event, check out The UltimateTV social media pages


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 in November. 

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. Following racing, new this season across all Monster Jam events, fans in every city will have the chance to vote for the truck winner in the donut, wheelie and freestyle competitions by real-time, in-arena fan voting on their smartphones.
The UltimateTV would like to send you and your family to Monster Jam Triple Threat at Rosemont's Allstate Arena. Register to win a family four-pack at https://utvmonsterjam2.eventbrite.com

No purchase necessary Must be 18+ to enter!  To purchase tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or at the Allstate Arena box office.  Good Luck from The UltimateTV, Chicago's Entertainment Source!


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/


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


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 on 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. 

Follow the Music Box Theatre on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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



Q&A sessions with Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park, Independence Day), Zachary Levi (Shazam, “Chuck”), Steve Guttenberg (Police Academy), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, “Stranger Things”), Henry Winkler (“Happy Days,”) “Charmed” (Holly Marie Combs, Brian Krause, Drew Fuller and Billy Zane) and more, workshops, cosplayer and comics creator sessions, adult and kids costume contests, live podcasts and more highlight the programming offerings at Wizard World Chicago, Thursday through Sunday at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

Most programming is included as part of the standard event admission and is in addition to the live entertainment options (dancing, music, etc.) all weekend.

Wizard World events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more.

The eighth event scheduled on the 2019 Wizard World calendar, Chicago show hours are Thursday, August 22, 4-9 p.m.; Friday, August 23, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, August 24, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, August 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Chicago is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.

Wizard World Chicago will also feature non-stop live entertainment hosted by Kato Kaelin, gaming, exclusive Q&A sessions with top celebrities, movie screenings hosted by stars and directors and more.


For more information or to purchase tickets, visit wizardworld.com/Chicago.


Join The UltimateTV at Chicago's Navy Pier for ACE Comic Con Midwest, Friday, October 12th  through Sunday, October 14th! 

Meet your favorite celebrities including Chris Evans (Captain America), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Matt Smith and Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) and many more for an incredible fan experience!

The event will also feature WWE Superstars, 60+ top comic creators, 100+ curated vendors & exhibitors, and live panel programming with all the celebrities and other industry professionals throughout the weekend.

The event will also feature 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. Guests can also enjoy free activations from Microsoft, Mad Monster, T-Mobile, Sleeping Giant, and more.

ACE Universe has created the most immersive, robust experience for its audience. Stay tuned as ACE Universe will announce additional guests, future dates, cities, and ticket information at www.acecomiccon.com