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, 2016
Dec. 31, 2015
Dec. 31, 2014
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Investments, beginning balance   $ 94,973    
Equity in income of affiliates   31,962 $ 28,126 $ 22,743
Equity in other comprehensive income (loss)   89 (3,119) 676
Cash distributions received [1]   (21,916) (19,027) (19,172)
Investments, ending balance   98,317 94,973  
Other Affiliates        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Investments, beginning balance   94,973 77,658 59,657
Cash contributions   717 3,711 2,188
Equity in income of affiliates   22,615 19,616 16,601
Equity in other comprehensive income (loss)   89 (384) (219)
Unrealized holding gain (loss)     (1,529) 3,986
Sale of investment [2]   (12,900)    
Sale of investment in Taiwan [3]     (1,383)  
Cash distributions received   (7,698) (2,647) (4,004)
Other   521 (69) (551)
Investments, ending balance $ 59,657 98,317 94,973 77,658
Other Affiliates | Digital Cinema Implementation Partners        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Investments, beginning balance   71,579 51,277 38,033
Cash contributions   717 3,211 2,188
Equity in income of affiliates   21,434 18,522 15,279
Equity in other comprehensive income (loss)   89 (384) (219)
Cash distributions received   (6,000) (1,047) (4,004)
Investments, ending balance 38,033 87,819 71,579 51,277
Other Affiliates | RealD        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Investments, beginning balance   12,900 [4] 14,429 10,443
Unrealized holding gain (loss)     (1,529) 3,986
Sale of investment [2]   (12,900)    
Investments, ending balance 10,443   12,900 [4] 14,429
Other Affiliates | AC JV, LLC        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Investments, beginning balance   7,269 7,899 6,426
Cash contributions 268      
Equity in income of affiliates   311 970 1,473
Cash distributions received   (1,600) (1,600)  
Investments, ending balance 6,426 5,980 7,269 7,899
Other Affiliates | Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Investments, beginning balance   2,562 2,438 2,589
Equity in income of affiliates   870 124 (151)
Cash distributions received   (98)    
Other   (584)    
Investments, ending balance 2,589 2,750 2,562 2,438
Other Affiliates | Other Investment        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Investments, beginning balance   663 1,615 2,166
Cash contributions     500  
Sale of investment in Taiwan [3]     (1,383)  
Other   1,105 (69) (551)
Investments, ending balance $ 2,166 $ 1,768 $ 663 $ 1,615
[1] Includes cash distributions received from equity investees that were recorded as a reduction of the respective investment balances. In an effort to more closely align our reported Adjusted EBITDA with our operating cash flow, which provides our chief operating decision maker with more comprehensive cash flow information, beginning with the year ended December 31, 2016, Adjusted EBITDA now includes total cash distributions received from equity investees, including the cash distributions recorded as a reduction of the respective investment balance. Adjusted EBITDA for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2015 has been adjusted to reflect comparable presentations.
[2] See further discussion of the sale of the investment held by the Company under RealD, Inc. below.
[3] The Company sold its investment in a Taiwan joint venture for $2,634, resulting in a gain of $1,251, which is included in loss on sale of assets and other for the year ended December 31, 2015.
[4] The Company's investment in RealD was sold in March of 2016. See discussion at Note 6.