Nicole Kidman returned to her hometown of Sydney for a special advance screening of her upcoming Prime Video series Expats at Palace Verona on Thursday.
The screening marked a return to the venue for the Academy Award and Emmy-winning actor, who attended the opening of the cinema 27 years ago.
Expats is a six-part limited series created and directed by Lulu Wang, co-executive produced by Kidman and is based on the internationally best-selling novel The Expatriates by Janice Y. K. Lee.
The series is set against the complex tapestry of Hong Kong residents and follows a multifaceted group of women after a single encounter sets off a chain of life-altering events that leaves everyone navigating the intricate balance between blame and accountability.
Kidman was joined on the red carpet by writer and executive producer Alice Bell, and co-star Blessing Mokgohloa, from Expats to celebrate the series.
Kidman was joined on the red carpet by husband, country music star Keith Urban. Among the guests who attended were Nina Oyama, James Tobin, Emma Horn, Danijela Dacic, Lucia Field, Olivia Frazer, Justin Hill, and Angela Bishop, who hosted the event.
The Expats special advance screening is one of the final events at the Palace Verona theatre on Oxford Street before it closes down and relocates in early 2024.
The Verona cinema is shutting down due to planned redevelopment in to a six-story building with shops, offices, entertainment areas and a rooftop bar, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
Palace Cinemas CEO Benjamin Zeccola told the publication at the time it was a sad end for what was “a spectacular and glorious location for cinema.”
Palace Verona is moving to the old Cinema Paris at the Entertainment Quarter and will reopen as Palace Moore Park in 2024.
Expats launches globally on Prime Video on January 26, 2024.
Top image: Nicole Kidman