Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies - Additional Information (Detail)

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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies - Additional Information (Detail)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
USD ($)
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Segment
Dec. 31, 2015
USD ($)
Dec. 31, 2014
USD ($)
Unit
Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies [Line Items]      
Approximate available remaining lease period for fee owned properties 20 years    
Multiplication Value to Cash flows for the determination of fair value of Reporting units | Unit     8
Reporting unit percentage of fair value in excesses of carrying value amount     10.00%
Goodwill [1] $ 1,262,963,000 $ 1,247,548,000 $ 1,277,383,000
Requirements to be classified as capital lease, minimum amount of present value of future minimum lease payments against estimated fair value, percentage 90.00%    
Requirements to be classified as capital lease, minimum length of lease term against estimated useful life, percentage 75.00%    
General liability claim per occurrence, cap $ 100,000 100,000 100,000
Annual cap per policy year 3,350,000 2,900,000 2,670,000
Medical claim per occurrence, cap 150,000 125,000 125,000
Insurance Reserves 7,837,000 9,039,000  
Unredeemed gift cards and other advances 11,522,000 11,786,000 12,233,000
Liabilities for advanced sale-type certificates $ 70,247,000 68,158,000  
Reportable operating segments | Unit 2    
Film rentals and advertising costs $ (962,655,000) (945,640,000) (856,388,000)
Utilities and other costs 355,926,000 355,801,000 335,109,000
Accrued Other Current Liabilities      
Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies [Line Items]      
Rewards earned, yet to be redeemed $ 800,000    
Scenario, Previously Reported      
Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies [Line Items]      
Film rentals and advertising costs   (30,950,000) (26,664,000)
Scenario, Adjusted Reported      
Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies [Line Items]      
Utilities and other costs   30,950,000 26,664,000
Rave Theatres | Trade Names      
Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies [Line Items]      
Fair value in excess of carrying value percentage 10.00%    
U.S. Operating Segment      
Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies [Line Items]      
Number of reporting units | Segment 19    
Goodwill [1] $ 1,164,163,000 1,156,556,000 1,156,556,000
International Operating Segment      
Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies [Line Items]      
Number of reporting units | Segment 7    
Goodwill [1] $ 98,800,000 $ 90,992,000 $ 120,827,000
International Operating Segment | Level 3      
Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies [Line Items]      
Goodwill $ 0    
Minimum      
Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies [Line Items]      
Amortization period of deferred charges and other assets 2 years    
Remaining amortization period for deferred revenues 1 year    
Minimum | U.S. Operating Segment      
Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies [Line Items]      
Reporting unit percentage of fair value in excesses of carrying value amount   10.00%  
Maximum      
Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies [Line Items]      
Amortization period of deferred charges and other assets 15 years    
Remaining amortization period for deferred revenues 20 years    
Trade Names | ECUADOR      
Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies [Line Items]      
Fair value in excess of carrying value percentage 10.00%    
[1] Balances are presented net of accumulated impairment losses of $214,031 for the U.S. operating segment and $27,622 for the international operating segment.