Celebrate Easter at a special Easter screening of Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, 2pm, Sunday April 20th at The Music Box Theater.
Your kids will enjoy the original classic adventure of the Madd Chocolatier, Willy Wonka and his musical workers, The Oompa Loompas. There'll be a costume contest and the kids will pick up an amazing goodie bag as well!
Experience your favorite childhood movie in a real theater setting. Go to firstname.lastname@example.org to qualify to win a pair of tickets!
Don't miss the special Easter presentation of Willie Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, Sunday April 20th at The Music Box Theater!
The Ultimate-TV and Spiderman, our Superhero Earth Hour Ambassador would like to thank you for participating in Earth Hour 2014!
We certainly hope you had fun and learned ways to save the planet and become a Superhero in your community. Here are a few more tips to make help make your community a better place.
Help Spider-Man defeat Electro by controlling the way YOU use electricity!
See you next year at Earth Hour 2015 at The Chicago Cultural Center Saturday, March 29th...Be There!
In honor of Earth Day 2014, invite your family and friends to 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.
Inspired by the book of the same name by environmental journalist and film interviewee Philip Shabecoff, and informed by advisors like conservation biologist E.O. Wilson, A Fierce Green Fire unfolds in five acts, each with a central story and character, featuring vivid archival footage and new interviews that shed light on the battle for a living planet. The first four acts include success stories of people fighting for causes against enormous odds, and the fifth concludes with climate change.
Don't miss American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire, an inspiring new environmental documentary series on your PBS station!
HAPPY 450TH BIRTHDAY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE!
William Shakespeare is one of the most beloved and prolific authors of all time! He authored 38 plays and 154 sonnets and to honor 'The Bard' 450th birthday, The City of Chicago will host its annual Talk Like Shakespeare Day Celebration!
Each year. Chicagoans and English-speaking fans worldwide show their affection to Shakespeare by speaking in his unique version of middle English. Although no one is certain of Shakespeare's actual birth date, the consensus is that it was most likely April 23, 1564. So April 23rd has been designated Talk Like Shakespeare Day.
All the world’s a stage, so today, proclaimeth thy love for Shakespeare by speaking as he would have. Here are a few ways you can "Talk Like Shakespeare":
Join in the fun as The City of Chicago invites you to Talk Like Shakespeare Day, Wednesday, April 23rd. Above all else, have fun with your Shakespearean Speech!
Experience National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers at The MSI!
Take a trip to some of the wildest places on the planet in National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers, the new touring exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry, March 20th - September 1st.
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.
Explore an Arctic cabin and test your ability to live in an ice-covered world. Descend into the deep ocean in a 3-D submersible and explore how life forms at varying depths, even coming face-to-face with a great white shark. Identify incredible insects from the Amazon while learning the benefits of biodiversity. Ascend into the thin air of the Himalayas. Soar in a hot air balloon over the savanna while learning about the life of elephants and other mammals.
National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers allows guests to let their imaginations run wild as they become explorers and embark on an adventure to discover new species, study animal behavior and learn about the important roles technology, innovation and ingenuity play in making and documenting these discoveries.
Plan your next trip to the Museum of Science and Industry and check out National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers...you'll love it!
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 2014!
Join The Ultimate-TV host, Rachell Montgomery as she mingles with the UNDEAD and cast members from The Walking Dead including: Actor Steven Yeun, Laurie Holden, Jose Pable Cantillo, Emily Kinney and Chad L. Coleman.
Other cast members scheduled to appear include: Actress Alanna Masterson, Daniel Thomas May, Lauren Cohan, Sonequa Martin-Green, IronE Singleton, Lawrence Gilliard, Jr., Travis Love, Michael Cudlitz, Melissa Hutchinson, Lew Temple, Madison Lintz, Brighton Sharbino and Addy Miller!
Love Sci-Fi? Well, Walker Stalker Con has something very special for you, too! From the CW hit TV show Arrow, meet Actor Stephen Amell and his cast mates, Emily Bett Rickards, David Ramsey and Manu Bennett!
The Walking Dead cast and Actor Nestor Carbonell from ABC's Lost, Gwendoline Christie from Game of Thrones, Robbie Amell from The Tomorrow People and other celebrities will be on hand to will take sign autographs and take pictures all weekend!*
Plus, enjoy a special concert performance from The Walking Dead star, actress Emily Kinney, get your party on at the Zombie Bash and watch clips from the new movie "SABATAGE" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington and Terrance Howard! We'll see you at Walker Stalker Con 2014!!
JIMI HENDRIX FOREVER STAMP!
The U.S. Postal Service is honoring rock legend Jimi Hendrix with a commemorative Forever stamp that was created and designed by artist Rudy Gutierrez. The design resembles a vintage 45 rpm record sleeve, and references the butterflies from Hendrix’s hit song Little Wing.
In the colorful design, Hendrix himself is wearing one of his signature military jackets, and soulfully playing one of his guitars. 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 will be officially released on Thursday, March 13th at the infamous South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. Celebrities including Slash, Doors guitarist Robby Krieger and Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction, will be there to join in the celebration.
Afterwards, the stamp will sell for 49 cents at all post office locations nationwide. It will also be available for purchase on the U.S. Postal Service website and on eBay. For more details, visit www.usps.com
THE ULTIMATE-TV LOVES C2E2!
Spring is coming and you know what that means...C2E2 - Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo Pop Culture Convention is returning to McCormick Place in Downtown Chicago.
Bring the friends and family down to meet your favorite celebrities at C2E2. Scheduled to appear at C2E2 2014 include the Creator of Spider-Man, Stan Lee, Actress Eve Myles - Torchwood, Chadnler Riggs – AMC’s The Walking Dead, Alfie Allen and Natalia Tena – Game of Thrones and Chicago’s very own, Svengoolie!
Thus far, we've got a time, a place and a date but the completed list of all participating guest are still being sorted out. Keep checking this site for updated convention and contest information.