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The Rustic Theater

54290 North Circle Drive, Idyllwild, CA 92549
(951) 659-2747
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Ranked #4 of 9 attractions in Idyllwild
Type: Movie Theaters
Most recent review
- Sep 25, 2013
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Escondido, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 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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Idyllwild, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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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Idyllwild, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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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Los Angeles
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 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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San Diego, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 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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Menifee
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89 reviews 89 reviews
40 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

There is a surprising amount of room in this old theater. The owner actually made a movie himself, called Manhater. It sold only a few copies but was downloaded more than 50,000 times, unfortunately he makes no money from those downloads. There is a nice little lobby where you can rent dvd's or sit and watch them on the big... More

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Claremont, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

The "Rustic" was not what i thought it would be upon entering through the front doors, Very small and had a vintage odor but, there were hints of charm here and there. Employees were very friendly and appreciated the availability of blankets. I would visit again.

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San Bernardino, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Cold, but the theater provided a blanket. One show in the afternoon @ 2 and then an evening show. The popcorn was GREAT!

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

My family has been spending Thanksgiving in Idyllwild for as long as I can remember. Every year we spend one afternoon watching at movie at the Rustic Theater. The Rustic Theater is a bit of a historical monument in Idyllwild- as it has been around for a long time. But my how charming it is. Upon entering you are welcomed... More

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Idyllwild, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

This is definitely a small-town theater! They show one movie for an entire week before switching to another one. The screen is big but not huge; the theater is very cold during the winter months. Chairs are very, VERY old and not particularly comfortable, but OK. The staff is very friendly.

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