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

Now you know you love movies so check The UltimateTV social media pages for chances to win FREE passes to advanced movie screenings and other cool prizes. 


2020 Movie Release Schedule:



1/10 Just Mercy



1/29 My Spy

1/31 The Rhythm Section

1/31 Gretel and Hansel


2/7  Birds of Prey(and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

2/14 Fantasy Island

2/14 Shaun The Sheep

2/14 Sonic the HedgeHog

2/14 The Photograph

2/21  Emma

2/28  The Invisible Man


3/6  Onward

3/27 Mulan


Hit the road with Mickey Mouse and his pals for a high-octane ride in Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures beginning Jan. 23rd thru Feb. 9th.

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.

The UltimateTV invites you and your family to The Allstate Arena for The Opening Night Performance of Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures, Thursday, Jan 27, 7:00p.m.,  Register to win a Family-Four Pak of Tickets at https://utvdisneyroadtrip.eventbrite.com No purchase necessary to win. Selected winners will be announced on or before January 22, 2020.

For additional program information or to purchase tickets for Disney On Ice: Road Trip Adventures visit, www.disneyonice.com


The Chicago Auto Show, the world's largest automotive showcase returns to McCormick Place beginning February 8-17, 2020! There's always something to do and see at the Auto Show and this year is no exception. 

Here's a sample of events scheduled for the 2020 Chicago Auto Show:

  • Sports Team Pride Day – Monday, Feb. 10

    Sports Team Pride day is presented by the Marquee Sports Network. Show your sports team pride when visiting the Chicago Auto Show on Monday, February 10, 2020! Any attendee wearing an Illinois team jersey / shirt / sweatshirt / jacket receives a discounted admission ticket purchased at the show valid for $5 off admission.* Obtain your discount coupon at the Marquee Sports Network activation in the North Hall Ticket lobby to get your discount coupon before visiting the ticket booth. More info here

  • Women’s Day – Tuesday, Feb. 11

    On Tuesday, Feb. 11. women are admitted for $8. In addition, the Chicago Auto Show and various manufacturers will present special women-oriented programs on the purchase and lease of cars and vehicle maintenance. Women’s Day events will take place from 2. to 8 p.m. in the special event area adjacent to the North Hall Ticket Lobby. Check the Chicago Auto Show Events & Appearances for a listing of scheduled events.

  • Chicago Auto Show Food Drive – Wednesday, Feb. 12 – Friday, Feb. 14

    Show patrons who bring and donate three cans of food will receive a coupon for a $8 adult admission.* All food will be donated to A Safe Haven Foundation. Donations can be made in the North Hall Ticket Lobby and the Transportation Ticket Lobby in the South Hall. One discount coupon per donation. More info here

  • Hispanic Heritage Day – Friday, Feb. 14

    Dating back to 2007, the Chicago Auto Show has partnered with Telemundo Chicago to present Hispanic Heritage Day. Special themed programs showcasing the vibrancy of the Hispanic culture will be held in special events area adjacent to the North Hall Ticket Lobby and at various manufacturer exhibits. Check the Chicago Auto Show Events & Appearances for a listing of scheduled events.

  • Chicago Friday Night Flights – Friday, Feb. 14

    Chicago Friday Night Flights is a beer tasting event that showcases Chicago’s dynamic craft brewing scene. Back for another round in 2020, Friday Night Flights goes indoors at the Chicago Auto Show!  A tasting pass gets you access to the Show Floor and allows you to sample 10 3oz. To purchase tickets or for more information visit https://cfnf.chicagoconcierge.com/.

  • Miles Per Hour – Sunday, Feb. 16

    For the first time, Chicago Auto Show organizers have partnered with the Chicago Area Runners Association to host Honda Miles Per Hour, a unique indoor run that guides participants on a 2.4-mile loop through the nation’s largest auto show. The event’s moniker accurately describes the premise of the run, where participants will cover as much distance as possible within a one-hour timeframe. For more information or to register for the Honda Miles Per Hour, visit https://www.milesperhourrun.com/.

  • Family Day – Monday, Feb. 17

    Family Day is held annually on President’s Day and plays host of Special themed programs designed to engage and entertain children of all ages. Most Family Day events take place in the special events area adjacent to the North Hall Ticket Lobby

    *Discounts are available on-site only and can only be applied to new ticket adult purchases. Refunds will not be provided for pre-purchased tickets.

For additional programming events or ticket information is available at www.chicagoautoshow.com


So what's so special about February 14, 2020? Well it's Valentine’s Day and National Ferris Wheel Day.  In honor of both events, Navy Pier is extending free rides to pre-registered guests on the Centennial Wheel from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.*

The iconic 200-foot-tall Centennial Wheel features enclosed and temperature-controlled gondolas, offering guests unparalleled views of the city and lake and comfortable rides all year round.

Those interested in taking advantage of the free ride offer, you must RSVP online in advance and present their free reservation ticket at the Pier Park Box Office. 2,020 free tickets for will be made available to guests on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10am on Thursday, January 30, 2020. Reserve a free ticket on Eventbrite.* 

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.

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


ESPN’s First Take show will film LIVE at Navy Pier's Offshore Rooftop & Bar on Thursday and Friday, February 13 & 14, part of NBA All-Star 2020. Doors open at 7:30 am.

February is not only the month of love but a time of reflection and renewal. To celebrate Black History Month, PBS has a stellar programming line up that will bring a smile to your face, and a tear to your eye. 


Listed below is the PBS Black History Programming Schedule. Check your local PBS station website for schedule updates and show times:

2/1    Martin Luther King Celebration Concert (WTTWPrime)

2/1    American Masters: Charley Pride (WTTWPrime)

2/2    American Masters: Maya Angelou: Still I Rise

2/2    It Is No Secret: The Life and Inspiration of Reverend Clay Evans

2/2    A Musical Evening with Harry Lennox

2/3, 2/16  Independent Lens: Cooked-Survival by Zip Code

2/6    Boss: The Black Experience in Business

2/6    Chaka Khan Homecoming

2/9    Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise-Out of the Shadows/Move on Up

2/11  The Fight: American Experience

2/11  Finding Your Roots: Slave Trade

2/13  American Masters: Sammy Davis Jr.: I Gotta Be Me

2/13  American Masters: Count Basie

2/13,2/20   Reconstruction: America After the Civil War

2/16  Independent Lens: Black Memorabilia (WTTWPrime)

2/22  Evening with Ken Chenault

2/23  John Lewis: Get In The Way

2/23  Henry Louis Gates. Jr.: Uncovering America

2/23  AfroPop: Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela (WTTWPrime)

2/24  Independent Lens: Always in Season

2/25  American Masters: Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

2/27  DuSable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis

2/27  Reginald F. Lewis and the Making of a Billion Dollar Empire

2/27  An Evening with Debra Lee


A bigger, bolder Adler After Dark experience has arrived!  That's right, the wildly popular 21+ after-hours series is freshly revamped and ready for the new decade. Enjoy the same access, unlimited shows, and unique entertainment, but with a twist!

Reinvent your Adler experience at Adler After Dark with friends, family, or that special someone on a date they’ll never forget! With themes that change for every event, Adler After Dark is never the same event twice. 

On February 20, Adler invites you to the A Night In The AFROFUTURE 2.0!!  What is Afrofuturism?  Well, it's more than a term to describe films like Black Panther; it is a cultural and artistic movement celebrating the black experience. Come celebrate Black Future Month this February at an Adler After Dark event you won’t want to miss! 

We’ve partnered with the co-founders of Wakandacon and other notable Afrofuturists in the Chicago area to help explore Afrofuturism in the city where it was born.

  • Join afrofuturist author and director Ytasha Womack for an immersive theater experience that melds dance, soundscapes, and cosmic visualizations and a special “narrative quest” featuring characters from Womack’s new novella, A Spaceship in Bronzeville.
  • Check out a special panel featuring African American scientists on how their respective work influences their creative and artistic endeavors (and vice versa).
  • Go on a journey into the unknown as improv actors from B.A.P.S. ​Comedy​ and PREACH!​ explore the story of Zambian science teacher Edward Nkloso and the Afronauts!
  • Don’t miss hands-on STEM stations, a VR demo area,  face and body art and performances by guest DJs, artists and actors who will take you on this afrofuturistic journey!

The 2020 Adler After Dark Series runs February 20, April 16, June 18, August 20 and October 15.  Visit www.adlerplanetarium.org for additional programming info.

Celebrate Mardi Gras with The UltimateTV at Navy Pier for their Global Connections: International Carnivale Celebration! The festivities will take place February 23 from 1:00p.m.-5:00p.m

The tradition of Carnival is celebrated throughout the world in a wide variety of ways.   Join The UltimateTV in the Aon Grand Ballroom for an afternoon celebration featuring art, music and dance from across the globe.

Come one, come all to the only comic, cosplay and pop culture convention in the heart of downtown Chicago, C2E2!  The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo(C2E2) brings incredible celebrities, unique exhibitors, amazing comic artists and epic literary authors and fans of course, into one place to celebrate the fandoms you love most – together!

Featuring a Show Floor packed with top exhibitors, autograph sessions, panels, screening rooms, exclusives and a massive Artist Alley C2E2 truly has something for everyone. C2E2 is also home to the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay – the most prestigious cosplay award show in the world so if you’ve always dreamed of attending the biggest geek party in the Midwest, this is your weekend to get wild and cut loose with fellow Chicago nerds.

The UltimateTV invites you and your friends to experience C2E2, the largest pop culture convention in the Midwest, Feb. 28 thru March 1 in the South Building at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Celebrity guests scheduled for C2E2 include Doctor Who actor, Matt Smith(Doctor Who), Stephen Amell(Arrow), Legendary Star Trek Stars, William Shatner, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Robert Sheehan(Bad Samaritan) and Many, Many More!  For tickets or additional programming information, go to www.c2e2.com


The 2020 Chicago Flower and Garden Show presents “20/20 Focus on Flowers”, a fresh experience for gardening enthusiasts of all ages and expertise.

The annual Show will kick-off the region’s gardening season by inspiring, educating, motivating and entertaining patrons with stunning gardens, “how to” seminars, a marketplace of the latest gardening trends and products, a culinary stage, new nightly themed events, and much more. 

New to the 2020 Chicago Flower & Garden Show: 

• Bask in the must-see display of floral quilts and quilt-pattern garden of flowers

• Experience a rare look at a locktender wife’s garden 

• Enjoy the magnificent selection of more than 700 plant varieties, including a new exclusive Wave Petunia, unveiled at and only available for purchase at the Show.

• Be among the first to see new technology for outdoor spaces in unique rooftop exhibits. 

• View stunning floral fashions by local designers 

• Tour the one-of-a-kind Plant Truck Chicago, a mobile garden boutique operated by The Get Growing Foundation, to bring much needed plant material to urban and under-served local communities. 

• Get ideas for small spaces and parkway gardens with an original exhibit. 

• Stay for the new, nightly Spring Fling events featuring live music, craft beer, local wineries, distilleries and more. 

The 2020 Show also brings back:

 • the popular Potting Parties, container garden make and take workshops; 

• Garden Gourmet stage featuring culinary demonstration by top Chefs; 

• free Kids Activity Garden with fun, experience-based learning activities 

• Horticulture Photography Competition; and • Tablescapes Exhibit, featuring creative ideas for the dining table presented by leading interior and floral designers.

The Chicago Flower and Garden Show will be held at Navy Pier 600 Grand Ave., Festival Hall A & B, Wed., March 18 – Sat., March 21; visit www.ChicagoFlower.com for details


The Chicago Travel & Adventure Show returns to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (5555 N. River Road February 8-9


The Chicago Travel & Adventure Show provides its visitors with the ultimate destination to find, plan and book their next vacation. Thousands of destinations will be represented for guests to explore, with free on-site experiences including an inflatable obstacle course, camel rides, master chef demonstrations and more.
The Chicago Travel & Adventure Show will run from Saturday, February 8 to Sunday, February 9 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, February 9 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission for children age 16 and under is free. For tickets and event information, visit www.TravelShows.com/Chicago.
The Chicago Travel & Adventure Show will host a variety of experiences at its four educational and inspirational theaters throughout the two-day event. A selection of the various experiences are below. For the full schedule of panels, performances and demonstrations including:
Travel Theater
Guests learn the newest trends, hottest tips, and most reliable tools from some of the world’s top travel experts. This year’s celebrity travel speakers include:
Rick Steves | Writer and Host, Rick Steves Europe and Travel with Rick Steves
European Travel Skills
Josh Gates | Host, The Travel Channel’s Expedition Unknown
Adventure Awaits! Turn Any Vacation into the Adventure of a Lifetime
Pauline Frommer | Editorial Director, Frommer’s Guides
Spend Less, See More: Strategies for Creating Dream Vacations in ALL Price Ranges
Peter Greenberg | Emmy Award-Winning Investigative Reporter, Producer and CBS News Travel Editor
Destination Theater
From where to go and when to go, to what to do and how to get there, destination experts give visitors the in-depth information needed to travel like a local.
Savvy Traveler Theater
Showcasing travel tips, tricks and actionable advice, you’ll learn how to travel like a pro straight from the experts. Topics include packing tips, technology skills, travel safety methods, budget travel hacks, etc.
Global Beats Stage
Visitors are invited to watch and participate in performances representing several destinations from around the world (right on the show floor.) The interactive performances rotate throughout the day and provide a sneak peek into a diverse range of customs and cultures. Highlights include:
Nordic Folk Dances
Polynesian Dances
Taiwanese Folk Dance
Thai Cultural & Fine Arts
In addition to the plethora of on-stage experiences, the Chicago Travel and Adventure Show’s exhibitors are offering a range of luxurious vacation giveaways items including
  • 7 Day Celebrity Cruise vacation for two from AAA Travel and CostSaver
  • A three-day, two-night stay at the oceanfront Holiday Inn Resort
  • A cruise provided by Cruise Planners
  • $10,000 Dream Home Makeover courtesy of Elite Remodeling Group
  • Free roundtrip flight from Oakland, CA or Boston, MA to the Azores or Lisbon
  • A two-week trip for two to Columbia

For additional programming or Show information, visit www.travelshow.com/shows/chicago


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

 Adler Planetarium:

Jan. 7-9, 20-22, Feb. 4-6, 11-13, 17-20, March 9-12, April 20-23, May 10-16, June 2,9,16, August 22-23, 31, Sept. 1-4, Oct. 12-15, Nov. 11,17-19, Dec. 4-6

Brookfield Zoo:  

Free Admission Thursdays, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 2/29/2020

Art Institute of Chicago:  

Free Admission every Wednesday evening from 5pm-8pm

Chicago Botanic Garden:

Free Admission every Tuesday


Chicago Children’s Museum: 

Free First Sunday of the month

Chicago Cultural Center:

Free Admission everyday

Chicago History Museum: 1/20, 2/17, 3/4, 7/4

Free Admission every Tuesday from 2:pm-9pm( Illinois Resident Free Days)

DuSable Museum of African Art: Free Admission every Tuesday

Field Museum:  Free Admission February 1-29, 2020

Lincoln Park Zoo: Free Admission Daily

Shedd Aquarium:  Free Admission Jan. 16-20, Feb. 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28an

Museum of Contemporary Art:

Free Admission every Tuesday For Illinois Residents

Museum of Science and Industry: 

Free Admission for Illinois Residents Feb. 3-6, 10-13, 18-20, 24-27


2/28-31  C2E2

4/18-19  Heroes and Villains

4/18-19  Walker Stalker Con

5/2-3  Creation Lucifer

6/5-7  Creation: Supernatural

6/5-7  Creation: Vampire Diaries

6/26-28  Gateway

7/11-12  Creation: Stranger Things

8/14/16  WakandaCon

8/20-22  Wizard World