Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Investment in Digital Cinema Implementation Partners - Additional Information (Detail)

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Investment in Digital Cinema Implementation Partners - Additional Information (Detail) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
1 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2010
Dec. 31, 2012
RenewalOptions
ProjectionSystem
Dec. 31, 2011
Dec. 31, 2010
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Fair value of digital projection systems contributed by the Company $ 16,380      
Net book value of the contributed equipment 18,090     18,090
Loss on sale of assets 1,710      
Voting interest in Digital Cinema Implementation Partners   33.00%    
Economic interest in Digital Cinema Implementation Partners   24.30%    
Digital projection systems leased under operating lease, initial term   12 years    
Number of equipments being leased under master equipment lease agreement   3,515    
Equipment lease expense   1,354 5,332 7,802
Number of one-year fair value renewal options   10    
Minimum annual rent per digital projection system   1,000    
Minimum annual rent per digital projection system through the end of the lease term   3,000    
Depreciation expense on domestic 35 millimeter projectors   9,423   10,604
Digital Projection Systems
       
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]        
Net Book Value of digital projection systems sold     3,777 1,520
Loss on digital projection systems sold reflected in loss on sale of assets and other     2,739 1,197
Proceeds from sale of digital projection systems     $ 1,038 $ 323