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Summary of Impact of Translating Financial Statements of Company's International Subsidiaries (Detail)

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Summary of Impact of Translating Financial Statements of Company's International Subsidiaries (Detail)
$ in Thousands
3 Months Ended 9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
USD ($)
Sep. 30, 2018
USD ($)
Sep. 30, 2019
USD ($)
Sep. 30, 2018
USD ($)
Dec. 31, 2018
Foreign Currency Translation [Line Items]          
Other comprehensive Income (Loss) $ (25,408) $ (10,797) $ (19,728) $ (66,841)  
International Subsidiaries | Cinemark Holdings, Inc. Stockholders' Equity          
Foreign Currency Translation [Line Items]          
Other comprehensive Income (Loss)     $ (19,728) (66,841)  
Brazil          
Foreign Currency Translation [Line Items]          
Exchange Rate 4.16   4.16   3.88
Other comprehensive Income (Loss)     $ (14,492) (42,588)  
Argentina          
Foreign Currency Translation [Line Items]          
Exchange Rate [1] 57.41   57.41   37.68
Other comprehensive Income (Loss) [1]       (18,272)  
Chile          
Foreign Currency Translation [Line Items]          
Exchange Rate 727.65   727.65   694.74
Other comprehensive Income (Loss)     $ (4,017) (4,822)  
Colombia          
Foreign Currency Translation [Line Items]          
Exchange Rate 3,462.00   3,462.00   3,249.75
Other comprehensive Income (Loss)     $ (1,507) 70  
Peru          
Foreign Currency Translation [Line Items]          
Exchange Rate 3.40   3.40   3.39
Other comprehensive Income (Loss)     $ (203) (891)  
Other foreign countries          
Foreign Currency Translation [Line Items]          
Other comprehensive Income (Loss)     $ 491 $ (338)  
[1] Beginning July 1, 2018, Argentina was deemed highly inflationary.  The impact of translating Argentina financial results to U.S. dollars, which was not significant, has been recorded in foreign currency exchange loss on the Company’s condensed consolidated statement of income.