Another "improvement" then.
The second photo is taken between 1976 and 1983.
https://www.northstandchat.com/threads/old-brighton-postcard.379347/post-10394767Have you got an old pic of the Vogue Cinema from Bear Road?
I’ve early childhood memories of our annual holidays in Cornwall, the early part of which was driving down Bear Road, seeing the big cinema and kind of heading towards the Old Shoreham Road.
20-25 years before the Brighton Bypass, it was the route to take heading west.