Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Impairment of Long-Lived Assets (Details)

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Impairment of Long-Lived Assets (Details) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Dec. 31, 2010
Dec. 31, 2009
Long-lived asset impairment charges      
Theatre properties $ 7,033 $ 10,834 $ 11,353
Intangible assets   1,527 358
Equity investment   177 147
Impairment of long-lived assets 7,033 12,538 11,858
Impairment of Long-Lived Assets (Textual) [Abstract]      
The estimated aggregate fair value of the long-lived assets 3,596    
US Operating Segment [Member]
     
Long-lived asset impairment charges      
Theatre properties 3,635 5,166 10,013
International Operating Segment [Member]
     
Long-lived asset impairment charges      
Theatre properties $ 3,398 $ 5,668 $ 1,340