Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Summary of Changes in Stockholders Equity (Parenthetical) (Detail)

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Summary of Changes in Stockholders Equity (Parenthetical) (Detail) - USD ($)
$ / shares in Units, $ in Thousands
3 Months Ended 9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2017
Sep. 30, 2016
Sep. 30, 2017
Sep. 30, 2016
Shareholders Equity [Line Items]        
Amount per Share of Common Stock $ 0.29 $ 0.27 $ 0.87 $ 0.81
Total     $ 101,727 $ 94,477
Unrealized loss due to fair value adjustments on interest rate swap agreements, taxes $ 0 $ 0 $ 0 138
Cinemark Holdings, Inc. Stockholders' Equity        
Shareholders Equity [Line Items]        
Unrealized loss due to fair value adjustments on interest rate swap agreements, taxes       138
Gain realized on available-for-sale securities, taxes       $ 1,180
First Quarter Dividend        
Shareholders Equity [Line Items]        
Declaration Date     Feb. 23, 2017 Feb. 24, 2016
Record Date     Mar. 08, 2017 Mar. 07, 2016
Payable Date     Mar. 20, 2017 Mar. 18, 2016
Amount per Share of Common Stock     $ 0.29 $ 0.27
Total     $ 33,912 $ 31,367
Second Quarter Dividend        
Shareholders Equity [Line Items]        
Declaration Date     May 25, 2017 May 26, 2016
Record Date     Jun. 08, 2017 Jun. 08, 2016
Payable Date     Jun. 22, 2017 Jun. 22, 2016
Amount per Share of Common Stock     $ 0.29 $ 0.27
Total     $ 33,904 $ 31,373
Third Quarter Dividend        
Shareholders Equity [Line Items]        
Declaration Date     Aug. 10, 2017 Aug. 18, 2016
Record Date     Aug. 31, 2017 Aug. 31, 2016
Payable Date     Sep. 13, 2017 Sep. 13, 2016
Amount per Share of Common Stock     $ 0.29 $ 0.27
Total     $ 33,911 $ 31,737