Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Segments (Details 2)

v2.4.0.6
Segments (Details 2) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Sep. 30, 2011
Jun. 30, 2011
Mar. 31, 2011
Dec. 31, 2010
Sep. 30, 2010
Jun. 30, 2010
Mar. 31, 2010
Dec. 31, 2011
Dec. 31, 2010
Dec. 31, 2009
Selected financial information by geographic area                      
Revenues $ 535,871 $ 640,013 $ 620,593 $ 483,136 $ 524,909 $ 560,235 $ 539,369 $ 516,631 $ 2,279,613 $ 2,141,144 $ 1,976,500
Theatre Properties and Equipment - net 1,238,850       1,215,446       1,238,850 1,215,446  
U.S. [Member]
                     
Selected financial information by geographic area                      
Revenues                 1,593,667 1,584,281 1,558,736
Theatre Properties and Equipment - net 934,279       972,358       934,279 972,358  
Brazil [Member]
                     
Selected financial information by geographic area                      
Revenues                 358,820 315,884 218,236
Theatre Properties and Equipment - net 149,294       129,361       149,294 129,361  
Other foreign countries [Member]
                     
Selected financial information by geographic area                      
Revenues                 337,299 248,356 203,529
Theatre Properties and Equipment - net 155,277       113,727       155,277 113,727  
Eliminations [Member]
                     
Selected financial information by geographic area                      
Revenues                 $ (10,173) $ (7,377) $ (4,001)