Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Other Investments (Detail)

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Other Investments (Detail) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
Dec. 31, 2014
Dec. 31, 2013
Dec. 31, 2012
Dec. 31, 2011
Investments in and Advances to Affiliates [Line Items]        
Investments in and advances to affiliates $ 77,658us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures $ 59,657us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures    
Investments        
Investments in and Advances to Affiliates [Line Items]        
Investments in and advances to affiliates 77,658us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
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59,657us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
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38,201us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
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24,050us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
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Digital Cinema Implementation Partners LLC | Investments        
Investments in and Advances to Affiliates [Line Items]        
Investments in and advances to affiliates 51,277us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
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38,033us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
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23,012us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
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12,798us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
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RealD        
Investments in and Advances to Affiliates [Line Items]        
Investments in and advances to affiliates 14,429us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
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10,443us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
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RealD | Investments        
Investments in and Advances to Affiliates [Line Items]        
Investments in and advances to affiliates 14,429us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
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10,443us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
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AC JV, LLC | Investments        
Investments in and Advances to Affiliates [Line Items]        
Investments in and advances to affiliates 7,899us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
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6,426us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
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Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition | Investments        
Investments in and Advances to Affiliates [Line Items]        
Investments in and advances to affiliates 2,438us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
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2,589us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
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5us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
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46us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
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Other Investment | Investments        
Investments in and Advances to Affiliates [Line Items]        
Investments in and advances to affiliates $ 1,615us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
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$ 2,166us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
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