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Summary of Impact Upon Adoption of ASC Topic 606 on Statements of Income and Cash Flows and Balance Sheet (Detail)

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Summary of Impact Upon Adoption of ASC Topic 606 on Statements of Income and Cash Flows and Balance Sheet (Detail) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
[1]
Sep. 30, 2018
[1]
Jun. 30, 2018
[1]
Mar. 31, 2018
[1]
Dec. 31, 2017
Sep. 30, 2017
Jun. 30, 2017
Mar. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2018
Dec. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2016
Revenue Recognition [Line Items]                      
Revenues $ 798,476 $ 754,235 $ 889,053 $ 779,971 $ 749,994 $ 710,748 $ 751,195 $ 779,610 $ 3,221,735 [1] $ 2,991,547 $ 2,918,765
Utilities and other                 448,070 355,041 355,926
Statement of cash flows:                      
Amortization of deferred revenues, deferred lease incentives and other                 (21,706) (16,211) (16,731)
Changes in other assets and liabilities - Other long-term liabilities                 11,674 7,900 (5,522)
NCM                      
Revenue Recognition [Line Items]                      
Interest expense - NCM                 19,724    
Adoption of ASC Topic 606 | Without Adoption of ASC 606                      
Revenue Recognition [Line Items]                      
Utilities and other                 354,740    
Statement of cash flows:                      
Amortization of deferred revenues, deferred lease incentives and other                 (17,602)    
Changes in other assets and liabilities - Other long-term liabilities                 4,082    
Adoption of ASC Topic 606 | Impact of Adoption of ASC 606                      
Revenue Recognition [Line Items]                      
Utilities and other                 93,330    
Statement of cash flows:                      
Amortization of deferred revenues, deferred lease incentives and other                 (4,104)    
Changes in other assets and liabilities - Other long-term liabilities                 7,592    
Adoption of ASC Topic 606 | NCM | Impact of Adoption of ASC 606                      
Revenue Recognition [Line Items]                      
Interest expense - NCM                 19,724    
Admissions Revenues                      
Revenue Recognition [Line Items]                      
Revenues                 1,834,173    
Admissions Revenues | Adoption of ASC Topic 606 | Without Adoption of ASC 606                      
Revenue Recognition [Line Items]                      
Revenues                 1,839,723    
Admissions Revenues | Adoption of ASC Topic 606 | Impact of Adoption of ASC 606                      
Revenue Recognition [Line Items]                      
Revenues                 (5,550)    
Concession Revenues                      
Revenue Recognition [Line Items]                      
Revenues                 1,108,793 1,038,788 990,103
Concession Revenues | Adoption of ASC Topic 606 | Without Adoption of ASC 606                      
Revenue Recognition [Line Items]                      
Revenues                 1,110,703    
Concession Revenues | Adoption of ASC Topic 606 | Impact of Adoption of ASC 606                      
Revenue Recognition [Line Items]                      
Revenues                 (1,910)    
Other                      
Revenue Recognition [Line Items]                      
Revenues                 278,769 $ 157,777 $ 139,525
Other | Adoption of ASC Topic 606 | Without Adoption of ASC 606                      
Revenue Recognition [Line Items]                      
Revenues                 161,743    
Other | Adoption of ASC Topic 606 | Impact of Adoption of ASC 606                      
Revenue Recognition [Line Items]                      
Revenues                 $ 117,026    
[1] See Note 3 for discussion of the adoption of ASC 606 and its impact on the income statement beginning in 2018.