We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Rustic Theater

Is this your business?
54290 North Circle Drive, Idyllwild, CA 92549
+1 951-659-2747
Review Highlights

Cute movie theater with first run movies. Not a multi-plex. There is one screen, which is all you... read more

Reviewed October 2, 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 October 21, 2016
Idyllwild, California
Read all 20 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Oct 2, 2017
Oct 21, 2016
“Best and only theater.”
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
54290 North Circle Drive, Idyllwild, CA 92549
+1 951-659-2747
Write a ReviewReviews (20)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 20 reviews

Reviewed October 2, 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

Thank Love2travelhere
Reviewed October 21, 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 September 5, 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 November 8, 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

5  Thank Marc K
Reviewed September 2, 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 August 23, 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 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...More

2  Thank Michaelshoney
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....More

2  Thank Annamarie P
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.

1  Thank Going4fun
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...More

3  Thank characterisdestiny
Nearby HotelsSee all Idyllwild Hotels
Palm Canyon Resort & Spa
734 reviews
10.02 miles away
Vagabond Inn Palm Springs
315 reviews
10.30 miles away
Best Western Inn at Palm Springs
808 reviews
10.35 miles away
V Palm Springs
223 reviews
10.42 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
475 reviews
.11 miles away
117 reviews
.12 miles away
J C's Red Kettle
223 reviews
.06 miles away
81 reviews
.09 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Idyllwild Nature Center
93 reviews
.65 miles away
Middle Ridge Winery
11 reviews
.04 miles away
Idyllwild Park
22 reviews
.55 miles away
Indian Vista Scenic Overlook
12 reviews
.71 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Rustic Theater staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines