Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Related Party Transactions (Details)

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Related Party Transactions (Details) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Dec. 31, 2010
Dec. 31, 2009
Related Party Transactions (Textual)      
Amount recorded related to the termination of the lease   $ 111  
Number of theatres leased   1  
Plitt Plaza [Member]
     
Related Party Transactions (Textual)      
Ownership percentage of the Company's issued and outstanding shares of common stock 9.00%    
Facility lease and other operating expenses   30 118
Laredo Theatre, Ltd [Member]
     
Related Party Transactions (Textual)      
Company's limited partnership interest in Laredo 75.00%    
Lone Star Theatre's interest in Laredo 25.00%    
Ownership interest held by David Roberts 100.00%    
Percentage of Management fees based on theatre revenue under condition one 5.00%    
Maximum amount of theater revenue used to calculate Management fees under condition one 50,000    
Percentage of Management fees based on theatre revenue under condition two 3.00%    
Minimum amount of theater revenue used to calculate Management fees under condition two 50,000    
Management fee revenues 476 105 102
Copper Beech Capital LLC [Member]
     
Related Party Transactions (Textual)      
Amount paid for the use of aircraft 86 73 64
Syufy Enterprises, LP [Member]
     
Related Party Transactions (Textual)      
Number of parking facilities leased 1    
Number of theatres leased 20    
Lease expense based on a specified percentage of gross sales 18,881 $ 18,058 $ 18,614