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Share Exchanges with and Purchases of Noncontrolling Interests - Additional Information (Detail)

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Share Exchanges with and Purchases of Noncontrolling Interests - Additional Information (Detail) (USD $)
In Thousands, except Share data, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended 12 Months Ended 1 Months Ended 12 Months Ended 1 Months Ended 12 Months Ended 1 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Dec. 31, 2010
Dec. 31, 2012
Dec. 31, 2011
Additional Paid-in Capital
Dec. 31, 2010
Additional Paid-in Capital
Jun. 30, 2010
Colombian Partners
Jun. 30, 2010
Colombian Partners
Additional Paid-in Capital
Dec. 31, 2010
Colombian Partners
Additional Paid-in Capital
Nov. 30, 2010
Cinemark Panama
Nov. 30, 2010
Cinemark Panama
Additional Paid-in Capital
Dec. 31, 2010
Cinemark Panama
Additional Paid-in Capital
May 31, 2011
Subsidiaries
May 31, 2011
Subsidiaries
Additional Paid-in Capital
Dec. 31, 2011
Subsidiaries
Additional Paid-in Capital
Noncontrolling Interest [Line Items]                            
Company issued common stock           1,112,723                
Increase in Cinemark Holdings, Inc. common stock and additional paid-in-capital for the Colombia Share Exchange             $ 6,951 $ 6,951            
Book Value of Noncontrolling Interest 10,762   10,919     5,865     498          
Accumulated other comprehensive loss           1,086           485    
Ownership share           100.00%     100.00%     100.00%    
Percentage of share purchased in Cinemark Chile                 20.00%     2.60%    
Purchase of noncontrolling interest in Cinemark Chile                 888     1,443    
Adjustment in common stock and additional-paid-in-capital                   390        
Decrease in additional paid-in-capital 1,443 888   1,402 390           390   1,402 1,402
Difference between cash paid and the book value                       $ 917