Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Noncontrolling Interests in Subsidiaries (Details)

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Noncontrolling Interests in Subsidiaries (Details) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
Dec. 31, 2011
Dec. 31, 2010
Noncontrolling interests in subsidiaries    
Noncontrolling interests $ 10,762 $ 11,605
Cinemark Partners II [Member]
   
Noncontrolling interests in subsidiaries    
Noncontrolling interests 7,864 8,655
Noncontrolling Interests in Subsidiaries (Textual) [Abstract]    
Ownership share 49.20% 49.20%
Greeley Ltd [Member]
   
Noncontrolling interests in subsidiaries    
Noncontrolling interests 695 857
Noncontrolling Interests in Subsidiaries (Textual) [Abstract]    
Ownership share 49.00% 49.00%
Other Subsidiaries [Member]
   
Noncontrolling interests in subsidiaries    
Noncontrolling interests $ 2,203 $ 2,093