Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Acquisitions and Dispositions - Additional Information (Detail)

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Acquisitions and Dispositions - Additional Information (Detail) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
0 Months Ended 1 Months Ended 12 Months Ended 1 Months Ended 0 Months Ended 1 Months Ended
May 29, 2013
Screens
Market
Theatre
State
May 29, 2013
Market
Theatre
State
Dec. 31, 2013
Apr. 30, 2013
Screens
Theatre
Aug. 16, 2013
Theatre
Nov. 15, 2013
Screens
Theatre
Rave Theatres            
Business Acquisition [Line Items]            
Number of theatres acquired 32cnk_NumberOfTheatresAcquired
/ us-gaap_BusinessAcquisitionAxis
= cnk_RaveTheatresMember
32cnk_NumberOfTheatresAcquired
/ us-gaap_BusinessAcquisitionAxis
= cnk_RaveTheatresMember
       
Number of screens acquired 483cnk_NumberOfScreensAcquired
/ us-gaap_BusinessAcquisitionAxis
= cnk_RaveTheatresMember
         
Number of states 1cnk_NumberOfNewStatesAddedToCompanysDomesticCircuit
/ us-gaap_BusinessAcquisitionAxis
= cnk_RaveTheatresMember
1cnk_NumberOfNewStatesAddedToCompanysDomesticCircuit
/ us-gaap_BusinessAcquisitionAxis
= cnk_RaveTheatresMember
       
Purchase price of acquisition $ 236,875us-gaap_PaymentsToAcquireBusinessesGross
/ us-gaap_BusinessAcquisitionAxis
= cnk_RaveTheatresMember
         
Number of markets 7cnk_NumberOfNewMarketsAddedToCompanysDomesticCircuit
/ us-gaap_BusinessAcquisitionAxis
= cnk_RaveTheatresMember
7cnk_NumberOfNewMarketsAddedToCompanysDomesticCircuit
/ us-gaap_BusinessAcquisitionAxis
= cnk_RaveTheatresMember
       
Transaction costs     500cnk_BusinessAcquisitionCostOfAcquiredEntityTransactionCost
/ us-gaap_BusinessAcquisitionAxis
= cnk_RaveTheatresMember
     
Weighted average amortization period for the intangible assets acquired   14 years        
Other US Theatres            
Business Acquisition [Line Items]            
Number of theatres acquired       2cnk_NumberOfTheatresAcquired
/ us-gaap_BusinessAcquisitionAxis
= cnk_OtherUsTheatresMember
   
Number of screens acquired       30cnk_NumberOfScreensAcquired
/ us-gaap_BusinessAcquisitionAxis
= cnk_OtherUsTheatresMember
   
Purchase price of acquisition       22,372us-gaap_PaymentsToAcquireBusinessesGross
/ us-gaap_BusinessAcquisitionAxis
= cnk_OtherUsTheatresMember
   
Rave Divestitures            
Business Acquisition [Line Items]            
Number of theatres sold         3cnk_NumberOfTheatresSold
/ us-gaap_BusinessAcquisitionAxis
= cnk_RaveDivestituresMember
 
Mexico            
Business Acquisition [Line Items]            
Number of theatres operated by subsidiary           31cnk_NumberOfTheatresLocation
/ us-gaap_BusinessAcquisitionAxis
= cnk_MexicanSubsidiariesMember
Number of screens operated by subsidiary           290cnk_NumberOfScreens
/ us-gaap_BusinessAcquisitionAxis
= cnk_MexicanSubsidiariesMember
Stock purchase agreement, sale of subsidiaries           126,167cnk_SalesPrice
/ us-gaap_BusinessAcquisitionAxis
= cnk_MexicanSubsidiariesMember
Pre-tax gain on sale of subsidiaries     $ 3,521us-gaap_SignificantAcquisitionsAndDisposalsGainLossOnSaleOrDisposalPretax
/ us-gaap_BusinessAcquisitionAxis
= cnk_MexicanSubsidiariesMember