Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Share Exchanges with and Purchases of Noncontrolling Interests (Details)

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Share Exchanges with and Purchases of Noncontrolling Interests (Details) (USD $)
In Thousands, except Share data, unless otherwise specified
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, 2009
Dec. 31, 2011
Additional paid-in-capital [Member]
Dec. 31, 2010
Additional paid-in-capital [Member]
Dec. 31, 2009
Additional paid-in-capital [Member]
May 31, 2011
Cinemark Chile [Member]
May 31, 2011
Cinemark Chile [Member]
Additional paid-in-capital [Member]
Dec. 31, 2011
Cinemark Chile [Member]
Additional paid-in-capital [Member]
Jun. 30, 2010
Colombian Partners [Member]
Jun. 30, 2010
Colombian Partners [Member]
Additional paid-in-capital [Member]
Dec. 31, 2011
Colombian Partners [Member]
Additional paid-in-capital [Member]
Dec. 31, 2010
Colombian Partners [Member]
Additional paid-in-capital [Member]
Nov. 30, 2010
Cinemark Panama [Member]
Nov. 30, 2010
Cinemark Panama [Member]
Additional paid-in-capital [Member]
Dec. 31, 2010
Cinemark Panama [Member]
Additional paid-in-capital [Member]
Share Exchanges with and Purchases of Noncontrolling Interests (Textual) [Abstract]                                
Company issued common stock                   1,112,723            
Increase in Cinemark Holdings, Inc. common stock and additional paid-in-capital for the Colombia Share Exchange (see Note 9)                     $ 6,951 $ 0 $ 6,951      
Book Value of Noncontrolling Interest 10,762 11,605               5,865       498    
Percentage of share purchased in Cinemark Chile             2.60%             20.00%    
Adjustment in common stock and additional-paid-in-capital                             390  
Purchase of noncontrolling interest in Cinemark Chile             1,443             888    
Decrease in additional paid-in-capital (1,443) (888) (94) (1,402) (390) 23   1,402 (1,402)             (390)
Difference between cash paid and the book value             917                  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss $ (23,682) $ 28,181         $ 485     $ 1,086            
Ownership share             100.00%     100.00%       100.00%