Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Long-Lived Asset Impairment Charges (Detail)

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Long-Lived Asset Impairment Charges (Detail) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2014
Dec. 31, 2013
Dec. 31, 2012
Impaired Long-Lived Assets Held and Used [Line Items]      
Theatre properties $ 6,168us-gaap_TangibleAssetImpairmentCharges $ 3,086us-gaap_TangibleAssetImpairmentCharges $ 3,031us-gaap_TangibleAssetImpairmentCharges
Intangible assets (see Note 8) 479us-gaap_ImpairmentOfIntangibleAssetsExcludingGoodwill 708us-gaap_ImpairmentOfIntangibleAssetsExcludingGoodwill  
Impairment of long-lived assets 6,647us-gaap_ImpairmentOfLongLivedAssetsHeldForUse 3,794us-gaap_ImpairmentOfLongLivedAssetsHeldForUse 3,031us-gaap_ImpairmentOfLongLivedAssetsHeldForUse
U.S. Operating Segment      
Impaired Long-Lived Assets Held and Used [Line Items]      
Theatre properties 6,168us-gaap_TangibleAssetImpairmentCharges
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= cnk_UsOperatingSegmentMember
1,911us-gaap_TangibleAssetImpairmentCharges
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= cnk_UsOperatingSegmentMember
2,693us-gaap_TangibleAssetImpairmentCharges
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= cnk_UsOperatingSegmentMember
International Operating Segment      
Impaired Long-Lived Assets Held and Used [Line Items]      
Theatre properties   $ 1,175us-gaap_TangibleAssetImpairmentCharges
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= cnk_InternationalOperatingSegmentMember
$ 338us-gaap_TangibleAssetImpairmentCharges
/ us-gaap_StatementBusinessSegmentsAxis
= cnk_InternationalOperatingSegmentMember