Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Other Investments - Additional Information (Detail)

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Other Investments - Additional Information (Detail) (USD $)
In Thousands, except Share data, unless otherwise specified
1 Months Ended 24 Months Ended 12 Months Ended 1 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2011
Dec. 31, 2011
Dec. 31, 2014
RenewalOptions
ProjectionSystem
Dec. 31, 2013
Dec. 31, 2012
Dec. 31, 2013
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]            
Number of options to purchase common stock   1,222,780cnk_NumberOfVestedOptionsToPurchaseCommonStockOfCompanyThree        
Exercise price of options, per share $ 0.00667cnk_ExercisePricePerShareOfVestedOptionsToPurchaseCommonStockOfCompanyThree          
Number of shares owned in RealD     1,222,780cnk_NumberOfSharesOwnedInCompanyThree      
Estimated fair value of company owned shares     $ 77,658us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures $ 59,657us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures   59,657us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
Digital Cinema Implementation Partners LLC            
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]            
Percentage of voting interest     33.00%us-gaap_EquityMethodInvestmentOwnershipPercentage
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= cnk_DigitalCinemaImplementationPartnersMember
     
Economic interest in Digital Cinema Implementation Partners     24.30%cnk_EconomicInterestInCompanyTwo
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= cnk_DigitalCinemaImplementationPartnersMember
     
Digital projection systems leased under operating lease, initial term     12 years      
Number of equipment being leased under master equipment lease agreement     3,692cnk_NumberOfDigitalProjectionSystemsLeased
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_DigitalCinemaImplementationPartnersMember
     
Equipment lease expense     4,012cnk_EquipmentLeaseExpense
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_DigitalCinemaImplementationPartnersMember
3,853cnk_EquipmentLeaseExpense
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_DigitalCinemaImplementationPartnersMember
3,756cnk_EquipmentLeaseExpense
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_DigitalCinemaImplementationPartnersMember
 
Number of one-year fair value renewal options     10cnk_NumberOfOneYearFairValueRenewalOptions
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= cnk_DigitalCinemaImplementationPartnersMember
     
Minimum annual rent per digital projection system     1cnk_MinimumAnnualRentPerDigitalProjectionSystem
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= cnk_DigitalCinemaImplementationPartnersMember
     
RealD            
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]            
Estimated fair value of company owned shares     14,429us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_RealdMember
10,443us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_RealdMember
  10,443us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_RealdMember
AC JV, LLC            
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]            
Ownership of class A units sold to Founding Members           97.00%cnk_PercentageOwnershipOfEquityInvesteeAcquiredByNcm
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= cnk_ACJVLLCMember
Aggregate value of promissory note       8,333cnk_NonCashInvestmentInJointVenture
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_ACJVLLCMember
   
Deferred portion of gain on sale of equity method investment       2,175cnk_InvestmentBasisAdjustmentForGainRecordedByCompanyOne
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= cnk_ACJVLLCMember
   
AC JV, LLC | NCM Founding Members            
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]            
Cash contributions           268us-gaap_PaymentsToAcquireEquityMethodInvestments
/ us-gaap_InvestmentSecondaryCategorizationAxis
= cnk_FoundingMembersMember
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_ACJVLLCMember
Ownership of class A units           1.00%cnk_PercentageOfEquityInvesteeReceived
/ us-gaap_InvestmentSecondaryCategorizationAxis
= cnk_FoundingMembersMember
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_ACJVLLCMember
AC JV, LLC | NCM            
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]            
Ownership of class A units       31.00%cnk_PercentageOwnershipAcquiredWithIssuanceOfPromissoryNote
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= cnk_NcmMember
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_ACJVLLCMember
   
Aggregate value of Class A units       25,000cnk_FairValueOfEquityInvestee
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= cnk_NcmMember
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_ACJVLLCMember
   
Promissory note term       6 years    
Aggregate value of promissory note       8,333cnk_NonCashInvestmentInJointVenture
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= cnk_NcmMember
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_ACJVLLCMember
   
Interest bearing promissory notes       5.00%cnk_BearingInterestRateForPromissoryNotes
/ us-gaap_InvestmentSecondaryCategorizationAxis
= cnk_NcmMember
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_ACJVLLCMember
  5.00%cnk_BearingInterestRateForPromissoryNotes
/ us-gaap_InvestmentSecondaryCategorizationAxis
= cnk_NcmMember
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_ACJVLLCMember
Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition            
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]            
Percentage of voting interest     14.60%us-gaap_EquityMethodInvestmentOwnershipPercentage
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_DigitalCinemaDistributionCoalitionMember
     
Payments for content delivery services     $ 741cnk_PaymentsToEquityInvesteeForServices
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_DigitalCinemaDistributionCoalitionMember
$ 27cnk_PaymentsToEquityInvesteeForServices
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_DigitalCinemaDistributionCoalitionMember