Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets - Net (Details Textual)

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Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets - Net (Details Textual) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2010
Dec. 31, 2009
Dec. 31, 2011
Brazil theatre [Member]
Dec. 31, 2010
Mexico [Member]
Dec. 31, 2010
IMAX [Member]
Dec. 31, 2011
US Operating Segment [Member]
Dec. 31, 2011
International Operating Segment [Member]
Schedule of Goodwill (Textual)              
Accumulated impairment losses           $ 214,031 $ 27,622
Write-off related to terminated contract or agreement     549 5,814 2,294    
Impairment charges $ 1,527 $ 358