Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Summary of Activity with NCM Included in Company's Consolidated Financial Statements (Detail)

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Summary of Activity with NCM Included in Company's Consolidated Financial Statements (Detail) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2014
Dec. 31, 2013
Dec. 31, 2012
Dec. 31, 2011
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Beginning Balance $ 178,853cnk_InvestmentInCompanyOne      
Receipt of common units due to common unit adjustment 8,216cnk_ValueOfCommonUnitsReceivedFromCompanyOne 98,797cnk_ValueOfCommonUnitsReceivedFromCompanyOne 9,137cnk_ValueOfCommonUnitsReceivedFromCompanyOne  
Equity in earnings 22,743us-gaap_IncomeLossFromEquityMethodInvestments 22,682us-gaap_IncomeLossFromEquityMethodInvestments 13,109us-gaap_IncomeLossFromEquityMethodInvestments  
Ending Balance 178,939cnk_InvestmentInCompanyOne 178,853cnk_InvestmentInCompanyOne    
Equity in other comprehensive income 676cnk_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossEquityMethodInvestments 2,386cnk_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossEquityMethodInvestments    
Ending Balance 18,541cnk_DistributionsFromCompanyOne 20,701cnk_DistributionsFromCompanyOne 20,812cnk_DistributionsFromCompanyOne  
Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Ending Balance (896)cnk_OtherRevenueEarnedFromCompanyOne
/ us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLocationAxis
= us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeMember
(1,838)cnk_OtherRevenueEarnedFromCompanyOne
/ us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLocationAxis
= us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeMember
   
Investment In NCM        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Beginning Balance 178,853cnk_InvestmentInCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_InvestmentInNcmMember
78,123cnk_InvestmentInCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_InvestmentInNcmMember
72,040cnk_InvestmentInCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_InvestmentInNcmMember
 
Receipt of excess cash distributions 12,574cnk_CashDistributionsReceivedFromCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_InvestmentInNcmMember
13,166cnk_CashDistributionsReceivedFromCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_InvestmentInNcmMember
6,503cnk_CashDistributionsReceivedFromCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_InvestmentInNcmMember
 
Receipt under tax receivable agreement 2,594cnk_ReceiptUnderTaxReceivableAgreementWithCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_InvestmentInNcmMember
492cnk_ReceiptUnderTaxReceivableAgreementWithCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_InvestmentInNcmMember
967cnk_ReceiptUnderTaxReceivableAgreementWithCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_InvestmentInNcmMember
 
Equity in earnings (6,142)us-gaap_IncomeLossFromEquityMethodInvestments
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_InvestmentInNcmMember
(13,753)us-gaap_IncomeLossFromEquityMethodInvestments
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_InvestmentInNcmMember
[1] (4,416)us-gaap_IncomeLossFromEquityMethodInvestments
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_InvestmentInNcmMember
 
Ending Balance 178,939cnk_InvestmentInCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_InvestmentInNcmMember
178,853cnk_InvestmentInCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_InvestmentInNcmMember
78,123cnk_InvestmentInCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_InvestmentInNcmMember
 
Equity in other comprehensive income (896)cnk_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossEquityMethodInvestments
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_InvestmentInNcmMember
(1,838)cnk_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossEquityMethodInvestments
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_InvestmentInNcmMember
   
Investment In NCM | Annual Common Unit Adjustment        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Receipt of common units due to common unit adjustment (8,216)cnk_ValueOfCommonUnitsReceivedFromCompanyOne
/ cnk_FinancialStatementAdjustmentsAxis
= cnk_AnnualCommonUnitAdjustmentMember
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_InvestmentInNcmMember
(8,869)cnk_ValueOfCommonUnitsReceivedFromCompanyOne
/ cnk_FinancialStatementAdjustmentsAxis
= cnk_AnnualCommonUnitAdjustmentMember
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_InvestmentInNcmMember
(9,137)cnk_ValueOfCommonUnitsReceivedFromCompanyOne
/ cnk_FinancialStatementAdjustmentsAxis
= cnk_AnnualCommonUnitAdjustmentMember
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_InvestmentInNcmMember
 
Investment In NCM | Extraordinary Common Unit Adjustment        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Receipt of common units due to common unit adjustment   (89,928)cnk_ValueOfCommonUnitsReceivedFromCompanyOne
/ cnk_FinancialStatementAdjustmentsAxis
= cnk_ExtraordinaryCommonUnitAdjustmentMember
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_InvestmentInNcmMember
   
Deferred Revenue        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Beginning Balance       (236,310)cnk_InvestmentInCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_DeferredRevenueMember
Ending Balance (335,219)cnk_InvestmentInCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_DeferredRevenueMember
(334,429)cnk_InvestmentInCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_DeferredRevenueMember
(241,305)cnk_InvestmentInCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_DeferredRevenueMember
(236,310)cnk_InvestmentInCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_DeferredRevenueMember
Deferred Revenue | Annual Common Unit Adjustment        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Receipt of common units due to common unit adjustment 8,216cnk_ValueOfCommonUnitsReceivedFromCompanyOne
/ cnk_FinancialStatementAdjustmentsAxis
= cnk_AnnualCommonUnitAdjustmentMember
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_DeferredRevenueMember
8,869cnk_ValueOfCommonUnitsReceivedFromCompanyOne
/ cnk_FinancialStatementAdjustmentsAxis
= cnk_AnnualCommonUnitAdjustmentMember
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_DeferredRevenueMember
9,137cnk_ValueOfCommonUnitsReceivedFromCompanyOne
/ cnk_FinancialStatementAdjustmentsAxis
= cnk_AnnualCommonUnitAdjustmentMember
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_DeferredRevenueMember
 
Deferred Revenue | Extraordinary Common Unit Adjustment        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Receipt of common units due to common unit adjustment   89,928cnk_ValueOfCommonUnitsReceivedFromCompanyOne
/ cnk_FinancialStatementAdjustmentsAxis
= cnk_ExtraordinaryCommonUnitAdjustmentMember
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_DeferredRevenueMember
   
Distributions from NCM        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Receipt of excess cash distributions (14,778)cnk_CashDistributionsReceivedFromCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_DistributionsFromNcmMember
(19,374)cnk_CashDistributionsReceivedFromCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_DistributionsFromNcmMember
(17,889)cnk_CashDistributionsReceivedFromCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_DistributionsFromNcmMember
 
Receipt under tax receivable agreement (3,763)cnk_ReceiptUnderTaxReceivableAgreementWithCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_DistributionsFromNcmMember
(1,327)cnk_ReceiptUnderTaxReceivableAgreementWithCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_DistributionsFromNcmMember
(2,923)cnk_ReceiptUnderTaxReceivableAgreementWithCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_DistributionsFromNcmMember
 
Ending Balance (18,541)cnk_DistributionsFromCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_DistributionsFromNcmMember
(20,701)cnk_DistributionsFromCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_DistributionsFromNcmMember
(20,812)cnk_DistributionsFromCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_DistributionsFromNcmMember
 
Equity in Earnings        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Ending Balance (6,142)cnk_EarningsFromEquityMethodInvestments
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_EquityEarningsMember
(11,578)cnk_EarningsFromEquityMethodInvestments
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_EquityEarningsMember
(4,416)cnk_EarningsFromEquityMethodInvestments
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_EquityEarningsMember
 
Other Revenue        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Revenues earned under ESA 9,249cnk_RevenuesEarnedUnderExhibitorServicesAgreement
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_OtherRevenueMember
[2] 7,960cnk_RevenuesEarnedUnderExhibitorServicesAgreement
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_OtherRevenueMember
[2] 7,112cnk_RevenuesEarnedUnderExhibitorServicesAgreement
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_OtherRevenueMember
[2]  
Ending Balance (16,675)cnk_OtherRevenueEarnedFromCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_OtherRevenueMember
(13,633)cnk_OtherRevenueEarnedFromCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_OtherRevenueMember
(11,254)cnk_OtherRevenueEarnedFromCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_OtherRevenueMember
 
Cash Received        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Revenues earned under ESA (9,249)cnk_RevenuesEarnedUnderExhibitorServicesAgreement
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_CashReceivedMember
[2] (7,960)cnk_RevenuesEarnedUnderExhibitorServicesAgreement
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_CashReceivedMember
[2] (7,112)cnk_RevenuesEarnedUnderExhibitorServicesAgreement
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_CashReceivedMember
[2]  
Receipt of excess cash distributions (27,352)cnk_CashDistributionsReceivedFromCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_CashReceivedMember
(32,540)cnk_CashDistributionsReceivedFromCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_CashReceivedMember
(24,392)cnk_CashDistributionsReceivedFromCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_CashReceivedMember
 
Receipt under tax receivable agreement (6,357)cnk_ReceiptUnderTaxReceivableAgreementWithCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_CashReceivedMember
(1,819)cnk_ReceiptUnderTaxReceivableAgreementWithCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_CashReceivedMember
(3,890)cnk_ReceiptUnderTaxReceivableAgreementWithCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_CashReceivedMember
 
Ending Balance 42,958cnk_TotalCashReceivedFromCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_CashReceivedMember
42,319cnk_TotalCashReceivedFromCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_CashReceivedMember
35,394cnk_TotalCashReceivedFromCompanyOne
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_CashReceivedMember
 
NCM | Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Equity in other comprehensive income 896cnk_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossEquityMethodInvestments
/ us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLocationAxis
= us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeMember
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_NcmMember
1,838cnk_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLossEquityMethodInvestments
/ us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeLocationAxis
= us-gaap_OtherComprehensiveIncomeMember
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_NcmMember
   
NCM | Deferred Revenue        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Amortization of deferred revenue 7,426us-gaap_DeferredRevenueRevenueRecognized
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_DeferredRevenueMember
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_NcmMember
5,673us-gaap_DeferredRevenueRevenueRecognized
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_DeferredRevenueMember
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_NcmMember
4,142us-gaap_DeferredRevenueRevenueRecognized
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_DeferredRevenueMember
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_NcmMember
 
NCM | Equity in Earnings        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Equity in earnings 6,142us-gaap_IncomeLossFromEquityMethodInvestments
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_EquityEarningsMember
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_NcmMember
11,578us-gaap_IncomeLossFromEquityMethodInvestments
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_EquityEarningsMember
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_NcmMember
[1] 4,416us-gaap_IncomeLossFromEquityMethodInvestments
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_EquityEarningsMember
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_NcmMember
 
NCM | Other Revenue        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Amortization of deferred revenue $ (7,426)us-gaap_DeferredRevenueRevenueRecognized
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_OtherRevenueMember
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_NcmMember
$ (5,673)us-gaap_DeferredRevenueRevenueRecognized
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_OtherRevenueMember
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_NcmMember
$ (4,142)us-gaap_DeferredRevenueRevenueRecognized
/ invest_InvestmentAxis
= cnk_OtherRevenueMember
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_NcmMember
 
[1] A portion of the equity in earnings recorded for the year ended December 31, 2013 was recorded as a reduction in our investment basis in a joint venture (AC JV, LLC) that the Company, along with Regal and AMC, recently formed with NCM. See Note 7.
[2] Amounts include the per patron and per digital screen theatre access fees due to the Company, net of amounts due to NCM for on-screen advertising time provided to the Company's beverage concessionaire. The amounts due to NCM for on-screen advertising time provided to the Company's beverage concessionaire were approximately $11,063, $11,958 and $11,489 for the years ended December 31, 2012, 2013 and 2014, respectively.