Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Supplemental Cash Flow Information (Details)

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Supplemental Cash Flow Information (Details) (USD $)
In Thousands, except Per Share data, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Dec. 31, 2010
Dec. 31, 2009
Dec. 31, 2011
Senior Notes [Member]
Dec. 31, 2010
Senior Notes [Member]
Jun. 29, 2009
Senior Notes [Member]
Dec. 31, 2011
Senior Discount Notes [Member]
Dec. 31, 2009
Senior Discount Notes [Member]
Supplemental Cash Flow Information (Additional Textual)                
Repurchased of total aggregate principal amount of notes       $ 419,403        
Interest rate on note 7.375%   8.625%   8.625% 8.625% 8.65% 9.75%
Supplemental information to condensed consolidated statements of cash flows                
Cash paid for interest 113,084 103,047 239,376          
Cash paid for income taxes, net of refunds received 29,106 93,435 46,213          
Noncash investing and financing activities:                
Change in accounts payable and accrued expenses for the acquisition of theatre properties and equipment 7,349 3,339 (6,166)          
Theatre properties acquired under capital lease 6,696 6,934 20,400          
Change in fair market values of interest rate swap agreements, net of taxes 4,867 7,170 3,898          
Investment in NCM - receipt of common units (see Note 6) 9,302 30,683 15,536          
Investment in NCM-change of interest gain ( see Note 6)   271            
Net book value of Equipment contributed to DCIP (see Note 7)   18,090            
Dividends accrued on unvested restricted stock unit awards (684) (635) (201)          
Shares issued upon non-cash stock option exercises, at exercise price of $7.63 per share   413 34,923          
Investment in Real D (see Note 8) 3,402 18,909            
Change in fair market value of available-for-sale securities, net of taxes (see Note 8) (13,566) 5,659            
Issuance of common stock as a result of Colombia Share Exchange (see Note 9)   6,951            
Supplemental Cash Flow Information (Textual)                
Exercise price of non cash stock options   $ 7.63 $ 7.63          
Interest paid on repurchased senior discount notes     (158,349)          
Additions to theatre properties and equipment included in accounts payable $ 18,512 $ 11,162