Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Tables)

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SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Tables)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Estimated Useful Life of Assets Depreciation is provided using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets as follows:

Category

Useful Life

Buildings on owned land

40 years

Buildings on leased land

Lesser of lease term or useful life

Land and buildings under capital and

finance leases (1)

Lesser of lease term or useful life

Theatre furniture and equipment

3 to 15 years

Leasehold improvements

Lesser of lease term or useful life

 

(1)

Amortization of capital lease assets is included in depreciation and amortization expense on the consolidated statements of income. Accumulated amortization of capital and finance lease assets as of December 31, 2017 and 2018 was $200,683 and $177,733, respectively.

Amortization Method Used for Intangible Assets

The table below summarizes the Company’s intangible assets and the amortization method used for each type of intangible asset:

 

Intangible Asset

Amortization Method

Goodwill

Indefinite-lived

Tradename

Indefinite-lived and definite-lived.  Definite-lived tradename assets have a remaining useful life of approximately two to eight years.

Vendor contracts

Straight-line method over the terms of the underlying contracts. The remaining term of the underlying contract is two years.

Favorable/unfavorable leases

Based on the pattern in which the economic benefits are realized over the terms of the lease agreements. The remaining terms of the lease agreements range from approximately one to eighteen years.  See Note 2 for discussion of the expected impact of new lease accounting pronouncements.

Other intangible assets

Straight-line method over the terms of the underlying agreement or the expected useful life of the intangible asset. The remaining useful lives of these intangible assets range from two to eight years.