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Address: 54290 North Circle Drive, Idyllwild, CA 92549
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Best and only theater.

Why go to a movie when you are in nature's embrace? See the NATURE CENTER outside of town and forget the movies. If you must, this theater is OK. Mostly garbage preteen... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
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Idyllwild, California
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Idyllwild, California
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Why go to a movie when you are in nature's embrace? See the NATURE CENTER outside of town and forget the movies. If you must, this theater is OK. Mostly garbage preteen intellectual level movie fare.

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Parker, Colorado
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191 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Although I lived in Idyllwild years ago, I never went to the Theater. On this recent trip back, I was able to go to the Theater and see what it had to offer. From the outside, it doesn't look that impressive, but I believe it actually holds close to 250 people. The lobby is cozy and has that small town... More 

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3 Thank Jay R
Idyllwild, California
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118 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2014

As a resident, this is our 'only' theatre. But it's worth noting that the Rustic is so charming that we often prefer to see movies here than in the new state-of-the-art options in the desert or other areas. TIP: bring another layer of warm clothing or blanket... even in spring/fall the great theatre building (which is not heated) gets cool.

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4 Thank Marc K
ROCKFORD
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

This is a great little venue to see a vintage or current movie. It just has that "Happy Days" kinda feeling. It's a great deal and retro experience while in Idyllwild. Easy to walk to from lodgings or hotels in and around town. Plus its great to walk to other little shops and eateries. This is way better then the... More 

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2 Thank RICHARD G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

Our family loves visiting The Rustic whenever we're in Idyllwild. Ticket prices used to be incredibly low until a couple of years ago. Now I think they're $8 for adults. Great concessions stand and seating in the small lobby for checkers, etc. They play first-run movies, and you never know what you'll get. We've seen everything from "The Help" to... More 

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2 Thank William Lucas W
Escondido, California
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65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

W knew we weren't getting stadium seating so there we're no surprises. It was comfortable and cozy. The only thing bad was that the armrests didn't go up. We bought popcorn and a soda and both were a little cheaper than a regular theater. The ticket prices were average also. We enjoyed our movie. There was good sound and good... More 

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2 Thank Michaelshoney
Idyllwild, California
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70 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

As a resident of Idyllwild we visit the rustic frequently. The projection booth has been recently upgraded providing better picture quality. There are throws available in case you get chilly in the cooler months. The price for the movie beats any theater in larger cities. The Rustic is the cite for the annual International Movie Festival at happens in January.

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2 Thank Annamarie P
Idyllwild, California
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123 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

In the whinter time we take a blanket in because it can get cold in there. It is the only theater on the hill.

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1 Thank Going4fun
Los Angeles
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

We go to Idyllwild each summer and always go to this theater. It play one movie, usually at 2pm 5pm and 8pm. We just saw Man of Steel. It is a cool, comfortable small theater and I enjoy going there every time. Good popcorn. The lobby has lots of comfortable, overstuff chairs and a sofa, so go early and relax... More 

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3 Thank characterisdestiny
San Diego, California
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60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013

The aptly-named Rustic Theater is an Idyllwild landmark - and a charming place to see a movie. The old-time feel, and great prices even for new releases, makes it a special favorite for matinees. It's seldom crowded so viewing is good - and when it's cold outside, the blankets are a welcome touch for settling in for a cinematic journey.

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