Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Summary of Impact of Changes in Company's Ownership Interest in Subsidiary (Detail)

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Summary of Impact of Changes in Company's Ownership Interest in Subsidiary (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
Noncontrolling Interest [Line Items]                      
Net income attributable to Cinemark Holdings, Inc. $ 19,443 $ 50,228 $ 82,135 $ 62,021 $ 95,074 $ 38,139 $ 51,239 $ 79,728 $ 213,827 [1] $ 264,180 $ 255,091
Net transfers from non-controlling interests                 0 0 (27)
Change from net income attributable to Cinemark Holdings, Inc. and transfers from noncontrolling interests                 213,827 264,180 255,064
Chile                      
Noncontrolling Interest [Line Items]                      
Decrease in Cinemark Holdings, Inc. additional paid-in-capital for the buyout of Flix Impirica non-controlling interest                 $ 0 $ 0 $ (27)
[1] See Note 3 for discussion of the adoption of ASC 606 and its impact on the income statement beginning in 2018.