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The Rustic Theater

Closed Now: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Open today: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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Cute movie theater with first run movies. Not a multi-plex. There is one screen, which is all you... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Best and only theater.

Why go to a movie when you are in nature's embrace? See the NATURE CENTER outside of town and... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2016
Idyllwild, California
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  • Average5%
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2 Oct 2017
21 Oct 2016
“Best and only theater.”
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Hours Today: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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54290 North Circle Drive, Idyllwild, CA 92549
+1 951-659-2747
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Cute movie theater with first run movies. Not a multi-plex. There is one screen, which is all you need. We took the kids there in the summer when it was super hot and Cars 3 was playing. It was a cool respite and the kids...More

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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.

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...More

6  Thank Jay R
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...More

6  Thank Marc K
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...More

2  Thank RICHARD G
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...More

3  Thank William Lucas W
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...More

2  Thank Michaelshoney
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....More

2  Thank Annamarie P
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.

1  Thank Going4fun
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...More

3  Thank characterisdestiny
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