Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Summary of Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on Recurring Basis (Detail)

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Summary of Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on Recurring Basis (Detail) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
Dec. 31, 2014
Dec. 31, 2013
Fair Value, Assets and Liabilities Measured on Recurring and Nonrecurring Basis [Line Items]    
Interest rate swap liabilities - current $ (4,255)us-gaap_DerivativeLiabilitiesCurrent [1] $ (5,367)us-gaap_DerivativeLiabilitiesCurrent
Interest rate swap liabilities - long term (317)us-gaap_DerivativeLiabilitiesNoncurrent [2] (3,809)us-gaap_DerivativeLiabilitiesNoncurrent
Investment in RealD 77,658us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures 59,657us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
RealD    
Fair Value, Assets and Liabilities Measured on Recurring and Nonrecurring Basis [Line Items]    
Investment in RealD 14,429us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
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= cnk_RealdMember
10,443us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_RealdMember
Level 1 | RealD    
Fair Value, Assets and Liabilities Measured on Recurring and Nonrecurring Basis [Line Items]    
Investment in RealD 14,429us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
/ us-gaap_FairValueByFairValueHierarchyLevelAxis
= us-gaap_FairValueInputsLevel1Member
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_RealdMember
10,443us-gaap_InvestmentsInAffiliatesSubsidiariesAssociatesAndJointVentures
/ us-gaap_FairValueByFairValueHierarchyLevelAxis
= us-gaap_FairValueInputsLevel1Member
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfEquityMethodInvestmentEquityMethodInvesteeNameAxis
= cnk_RealdMember
Level 3    
Fair Value, Assets and Liabilities Measured on Recurring and Nonrecurring Basis [Line Items]    
Interest rate swap liabilities - current (4,255)us-gaap_DerivativeLiabilitiesCurrent
/ us-gaap_FairValueByFairValueHierarchyLevelAxis
= us-gaap_FairValueInputsLevel3Member
(5,367)us-gaap_DerivativeLiabilitiesCurrent
/ us-gaap_FairValueByFairValueHierarchyLevelAxis
= us-gaap_FairValueInputsLevel3Member
Interest rate swap liabilities - long term $ (317)us-gaap_DerivativeLiabilitiesNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_FairValueByFairValueHierarchyLevelAxis
= us-gaap_FairValueInputsLevel3Member
$ (3,809)us-gaap_DerivativeLiabilitiesNoncurrent
/ us-gaap_FairValueByFairValueHierarchyLevelAxis
= us-gaap_FairValueInputsLevel3Member
[1] Included in accrued other current liabilities on the consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2014.
[2] Included in other long-term liabilities on the consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2014.