Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Condensed Parent Company Statements of Comprehensive Income (Parenthetical) (Detail)

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Condensed Parent Company Statements of Comprehensive Income (Parenthetical) (Detail) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2012
Dec. 31, 2011
Dec. 31, 2010
Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Line Items]      
Unrealized gain (loss) due to fair value adjustments on interest rate swap agreements, tax $ 557 $ 3,786 $ 4,339
Unrealized gain (loss) due to fair value adjustments on available-for-sale securities, tax 1,499 8,128 3,425
Cinemark Holdings, Inc.
     
Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Line Items]      
Unrealized gain (loss) due to fair value adjustments on interest rate swap agreements, tax 557 3,786 4,339
Unrealized gain (loss) due to fair value adjustments on available-for-sale securities, tax $ 1,499 $ 8,128 $ 3,425