Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Summary of Activity for Each of Investments (Detail)

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Summary of Activity for Each of Investments (Detail) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
1 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2013
Dec. 31, 2015
Dec. 31, 2014
Dec. 31, 2013
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Investments, beginning balance   $ 77,658    
Equity in income of affiliates   (28,126) $ (22,743) $ (22,682)
Equity in other comprehensive income   3,119 (676) (2,386)
Investments, ending balance   94,973 77,658  
Cash distributions received   (19,027) (19,172) (13,658)
Other Affiliates        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Investments, beginning balance   77,658 59,657 38,201
Cash contributions   3,711 2,188 6,221
Issuance of promissory note to NCM       8,333
Equity in income of affiliates   19,616 16,601 11,104
Equity in other comprehensive income   (384) (219) 548
Adjustment for gain recognized by NCM       (2,175)
Unrealized holding gain (loss)   (1,529) 3,986 (3,264)
Other   (69) (551) 689
Investments, ending balance $ 59,657 94,973 77,658 59,657
Cash distributions received   (2,647) (4,004)  
Sale of investment in Taiwan [1]   (1,383)    
Digital Cinema Implementation Partners LLC | Other Affiliates        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Investments, beginning balance   51,277 38,033 23,012
Cash contributions   3,211 2,188 3,232
Equity in income of affiliates   18,522 15,279 11,241
Equity in other comprehensive income   (384) (219) 548
Investments, ending balance 38,033 71,579 51,277 38,033
Cash distributions received   (1,047) (4,004)  
RealD | Other Affiliates        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Investments, beginning balance   14,429 10,443 13,707
Unrealized holding gain (loss)   (1,529) 3,986 (3,264)
Investments, ending balance 10,443 12,900 14,429 10,443
AC JV, LLC | Other Affiliates        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Investments, beginning balance   7,899 6,426  
Cash contributions 268     268
Issuance of promissory note to NCM       8,333
Equity in income of affiliates   970 1,473  
Adjustment for gain recognized by NCM       (2,175)
Investments, ending balance 6,426 7,269 7,899 6,426
Cash distributions received   (1,600)    
Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition | Other Affiliates        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Investments, beginning balance   2,438 2,589 5
Cash contributions       2,721
Equity in income of affiliates   124 (151) (137)
Investments, ending balance 2,589 2,562 2,438 2,589
Other Investment | Other Affiliates        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Investments, beginning balance   1,615 2,166 1,477
Cash contributions   500    
Other   (69) (551) 689
Investments, ending balance $ 2,166 663 $ 1,615 $ 2,166
Sale of investment in Taiwan [1]   $ (1,383)    
[1] The Company sold its investment in a Taiwan joint venture for approximately $2,634, resulting in a gain of $1,251, which is included in (gain) loss on sale of assets and other for the year ended December 31, 2015.