Traco Theatre

Washington Street,
Toms River, NJ 08753

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Traco Theater

The Traco Theatre dates from 1920. In the 1930’s it was used by the local Kiwanis club for movie fundraisers. Club member “Izzy” Hirshblond was the theatre manager. Still listed as operating in the 1951 FDY. This theatre burned down in 1962 as shown in the attached link.

Contributed by tc

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teecee on July 6, 2005 at 5:33 pm

Photo at this link:
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teecee on January 22, 2006 at 2:10 pm

Old postcard ca 1918 from the movie “Tinsel” on the right side ad:
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teecee on March 31, 2007 at 4:17 pm

This theatre was built around 1920 by Isadore (Izzy) Hirshblond. It had vaudeville and silent film in the early days. Today the site is part of the property of the Sovereign Bank. A photo, identical to my 1/22/06 post, can be found on page 61 of Images in America: Along the Toms River.

njdrivein on July 24, 2012 at 5:57 pm

A new small independent theater opened on the original site. It is also named the Traco Theater. Here is a link to the site:

kasha13 on August 11, 2013 at 5:27 pm

I recall a drive-in in toms river… I saw LOGANS RUN there… what ever happened to it?

dallasmovietheaters on January 12, 2016 at 3:32 am

Gregory Burkitt Webb architected and his plans from 1920 are in the photos area

DavidZornig on February 8, 2017 at 6:47 pm

Circa 1940 photo added courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.

DavidZornig on October 30, 2017 at 3:00 am

Circa 1956 photo added, appears to be called Sun Ray. Or the Traco marquee is hidden or gone.

RickB on October 30, 2017 at 10:17 am

On the front of that sign it Looks like it says “Sun Ray Drugs,” which was a drugstore chain based in Philadelphia at that time. Possibly the drugstore took over the theatre space?

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