Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Long-Term Debt (Details Textual)

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Long-Term Debt (Details Textual) (USD $)
12 Months Ended 12 Months Ended 12 Months Ended 12 Months Ended 12 Months Ended 12 Months Ended 1 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Dec. 31, 2010
Dec. 31, 2009
Sep. 07, 2011
Jun. 03, 2011
Mar. 02, 2010
Jun. 29, 2009
Securities Sold under Agreements to Repurchase [Member]
Dec. 31, 2011
8.625% senior note [Member]
Dec. 31, 2009
9.75% senior discount note [Member]
Dec. 31, 2009
9% senior subordinated note [Member]
May 07, 2003
9% senior subordinated note [Member]
Dec. 31, 2011
7.375% Senior Subordinated Notes [Member]
Jun. 03, 2011
7.375% Senior Subordinated Notes [Member]
Mar. 02, 2010
Extended Term Loan of Senior Secured Credit Facility [Member]
Dec. 31, 2011
Extended Term Loan Debt [Member]
Dec. 31, 2011
Extended Term Loan Debt [Member]
Maximum [Member]
Dec. 31, 2011
Extended Term Loan Debt [Member]
Minimum [Member]
Dec. 31, 2011
8.625% senior notes [Member]
Dec. 31, 2009
8.625% senior notes [Member]
Dec. 31, 2010
8.625% senior notes [Member]
Jun. 29, 2009
8.625% senior notes [Member]
Dec. 31, 2011
Senior secured credit facility [Member]
Oct. 05, 2006
Senior secured credit facility [Member]
Dec. 31, 2011
Revolving credit line [Member]
Sep. 30, 2010
Revolving credit line [Member]
Oct. 05, 2006
Revolving credit line [Member]
Dec. 31, 2011
Nonextended Term Loan Debt [Member]
Dec. 31, 2011
Nonextended Term Loan Debt [Member]
Maximum [Member]
Dec. 31, 2011
Nonextended Term Loan Debt [Member]
Minimum [Member]
Dec. 31, 2009
9.75% senior notes [Member]
Dec. 31, 2011
9.75% senior notes [Member]
Dec. 02, 2011
9.75% senior notes [Member]
Aug. 03, 2009
9.75% senior notes [Member]
Jun. 30, 2009
Line of Credit [Member]
Dec. 31, 2011
Line of Credit [Member]
Dec. 31, 2010
9%senior subordinated notes [Member]
Feb. 11, 2003
9%senior subordinated notes [Member]
Long-Term Debt (Textual) [Abstract]                                                                          
Interest rate on note 7.375%   8.625%                 7.375%               8.625% 8.625%                 9.75% 8.65%           9.00%
Aggregate principal amount issued                 $ 157,770,000   $ 210,000,000   $ 200,000,000         $ 470,000,000   $ 470,000,000 $ 470,000,000                     $ 577,173,000         $ 150,000,000
Discount on issue 9,470,000                                 9,470,000   10,323,000 11,468,000                                
Term loan on senior secured credit facility                                             1,120,000,000                            
Aggregate principal amount outstanding                             73,500,000                     150,000,000 76,500,000                    
Amount of term loan debt extended                           1,083,600,000                                              
Notes, maturity date                       Jun. 15, 2021           Jun. 15, 2019                                      
Debt issue costs incurred 4,539,000 8,858,000 13,003,000                 4,427,000             12,722,000                                    
Remaining principal amount on the extended amount Due April 30, 2016                       866,602,000                                                  
Equal quarterly installments due on term loan 2,311,000                                                                        
Carrying value of long-term debt 1,572,221,000 1,532,441,000                                                                      
Prepayment of term loan outstanding under its senior secured credit facility 157,235,000                     157,235,000                   157,235,000                              
Maximum percentage of principal amount of the senior subordinated notes that can be redeemed prior to specific date                       35.00%           35.00%                                      
Price to repurchase the senior subordinated notes as a percentage of the aggregate principal amount outstanding plus accrued and unpaid interest in case of disposition of certain assets                                   100.00%                                      
Price to repurchase the senior subordinated notes as a percentage of the aggregate principal amount outstanding plus accrued and unpaid interest in case of change of control                       101.00%           101.00%                                      
Proceed from Issuance of Debt Instrument               458,532,000                                                          
Repurchased of total aggregate principal amount of notes                 138,949,000 359,819,000               419,403,000                               419,403,000      
Carrying value of senior notes                                   460,530,000   459,677,000                                  
Price to repurchase the senior subordinated notes as a percentage of principal amount plus a make-whole premium in case of redemption at option of company prior to specific date                       100.00%           100.00%                                      
Minimum Coverage ratio                       2           2                                      
Actual ratio                       5.1           5.1                                      
Accreted interest                                                           37,333,000              
Debt Instrument, Unamortized Discount (Premium), Net                 2,843,000                                                        
Aggregate principal amount at maturity remained outstanding                                                                 16,944,000     181,000  
Aggregate principal amount tendered             402,459,000                                                            
Repurchase of senior discount note             433,415,000                                                            
Accrued Interest             11,336,000                                                            
Premium Paid             19,620,000                                                            
Redemption date                                                           Sep. 08, 2012              
Payment made on redemption                                                           18,564,000              
Percentage of redemption price                                                           104.875%              
Fees of loss on early retirement of debt   3,000                                       2,000               27,878,000              
Interest rate on the original term loan debt                             (A) the base rate equal to the higher of (1) the prime lending rate as set forth on the British Banking Association Telerate page 5, or (2) the federal funds effective rate from time to time plus 0.50%, plus a 2.25% margin per annum, or (B) a “eurodollar rate” plus a 3.25% margin per annum.                                            
Interest rate on the original debt                             (A) the base rate equal to the higher of (1) the prime lending rate as set forth on the British Banking Association Telerate page 5, or (2) the federal funds effective rate from time to time plus 0.50%, plus a margin that ranges from 1.75% to 2.0% per annum, or (B) a “eurodollar rate” plus a margin that ranges from 2.75% to 3.0% per annum                       (A) a base rate equal to the higher of (1) the prime lending rate as set forth on the British Banking Association Telerate page 5 and (2) the federal funds effective rate from time to time plus 0.50%, plus a margin that ranges from 0.50% to 1.00% per annum, or (B) a “eurodollar rate” plus a margin that ranges from 1.50% to 2.00% per annum                    
Terms related to proceeds from asset dispositions                                   Notes at 100% of their principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the date of repurchase if such proceeds are not otherwise used within 365 days as described in the indenture                                      
Percentage of Variable interest rate added to federal funds effective rate 0.50%                                                                        
Percentage of Variable margin rate added to federal funds effective rate 2.25%                             2.00% 1.75%                     1.00% 0.50%                
Percentage of Variable rate added to federal funds effective rate                             0.50%                       0.50%                    
Percentage of variable margin rate added to eurodollar rate                               3.00% 2.75%                     2.00% 1.50%                
Percentage of Variable rate added to eurodollar rate 3.25%                                                                        
Borrowing outstanding under revolving credit line                                               0 0                   905,887,000    
Long-Term Debt (Additional) (Textual) [Abstract]                                                                          
Extended amount outstanding of senior secured credit facility, approximate value           924,375,000                                                              
Term Loan of Senior Secured Credit Facility Not Extended           159,225,000                                                              
Amount of senior subordinated notes exchanged (approximately)       199,500,000                                                                  
Amount of senior subordinated notes not exchanged (approximately) 500,000                                                                        
Prepayment Penalties Incurred Upon Early Repayment Of Senior Debt         0                                                                
Write-off in unamortized debt issue costs related to early retirement of debt 4,943,000   6,337,000                                                                    
Amortization of accumulated other comprehensive loss related to interest rate swap agreement 2,760,000                                                                        
Term loan debt outstanding 905,887,000 1,072,764,000                                                                      
Percentage voting stock of foreign subsidiaries 65.00%                                                                        
Interest rate term loan debt outstanding 5.00%                                                                        
Fair value of long-term debt 1,622,286,000 1,581,963,000                                                                      
Maturity date of senior secured credit facility           2013-10                                                              
Multiple consolidated interest expense under subcondition two of condition two under dividend restriction 1.75                                                                        
Maximum amount under subcondition three of condition two under dividend restriction $ 150,000,000                                                                        
Line of Credit Facility Dividend Restrictions (1) the Company is not in default, and the distribution would not cause the Company to be in default, under the senior secured credit facility; and (2) the aggregate amount of certain dividends, distributions, investments,redemptions and capital expenditures made since October 5, 2006, including dividends declared by the board of directors, is less than the sum ofCinemark USA, Inc.’s consolidated EBITDA minus 1.75 times its consolidated interest expense, each as defined in the senior secured credit facility.