Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Impairment of Long-Lived Assets (Detail)

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Impairment of Long-Lived Assets (Detail) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2012
Dec. 31, 2011
Dec. 31, 2010
Indefinite-lived Intangible Assets [Line Items]      
Theatre properties $ 3,031 $ 7,033 $ 10,834
Intangible assets (see Note 10)     1,527
Equity investment     177
Impairment of long-lived assets 3,031 7,033 12,538
U.S. Operating Segment
     
Indefinite-lived Intangible Assets [Line Items]      
Theatre properties 2,693 3,635 5,166
International Operating Segment
     
Indefinite-lived Intangible Assets [Line Items]      
Theatre properties $ 338 $ 3,398 $ 5,668