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Loss Amount, Maximum Current Expected Credit Loss Amount, Maximum Straight line rent write off Straight line rent write off Straight line rent write off Recovery of Direct Costs Recovery of Direct Costs Long-Term Debt Long-term Debt [Text Block] Fair Value Disclosure [Table] Fair Value Disclosure [Table] Fair Value Disclosure [Table] Fair Value Hierarchy and NAV [Axis] Fair Value Hierarchy and NAV [Axis] Fair Value, Measurements, Fair Value Hierarchy [Domain] Fair Value Hierarchy and NAV [Domain] Fair Value, Inputs, Level 2 [Member] Fair Value, Inputs, Level 2 [Member] Fair Value, Inputs, Level 3 [Member] Fair Value, Inputs, Level 3 [Member] Fair Value by Measurement Frequency [Axis] Measurement Frequency [Axis] Measurement Frequency [Domain] Measurement Frequency [Domain] Fair Value, Nonrecurring [Member] Fair Value, Nonrecurring [Member] Fixed Rate Mortgage Notes Receivable [Member] Fixed Rate Mortgage Notes Receivable Member Fixed Rate Mortgage Notes Receivable [Member] Variable Rate Debt [Member] Variable Rate Debt Member Variable Rate Debt [Member] Variable Rate Converted to Fixed Rate [Member] Variable Rate Converted to Fixed Rate [Member] Variable Rate Converted to Fixed Rate [Member] Fixed Rate Debt [Member] Fixed Rate Debt Member Fixed Rate Debt [Member] Mortgage Notes and Related Accrued Interest Receivable, Net Mortgage Notes and Related Accrued Interest Receivable, Net The balance represents the amount of loans, including accrued interest receivable, that are secured by real estate mortgages, offset by the allowance for loan losses. Weighted average interest rate of mortgage notes receivable Mortgage Receivable Weighted Average Interest Rate Mortgage receivable weighted average interest rate Receivable interest rate minimum Receivable Interest Rate Stated Percentage Rate Range Minimum Receivable interest rate stated percentage rate range minimum. Receivable interest rate maximum Receivable Interest Rate Stated Percentage Rate Range Maximum Receivable interest rate stated percentage rate range maximum market rate used as discount factor to determine fair value of notes market rate used as discount factor to determine fair value of notes market rate used as discount factor to determine fair value of notes Fair value of notes receivable Notes Receivable, Fair Value Disclosure Weighted market rate used for determining future cash flow for notes receivable Weighted Average Market Rate Used As Discount Factor To Determine Fair Value Of Notes Weighted Average Market Rate Used As Discount Factor To Determine Fair Value Of Notes Finance lease investment weighted average interest rate Finance lease investment Weighted Average Interest Rate Finance lease investment Weighted Average Interest Rate Minimum interest on investments in direct finance lease Investment In Direct Finance Lease Interest Rate Range Minimum When presenting a range of interest rates, the lowest rate for investment in direct finance lease as of the balance sheet date. Maximum interest on investments in direct finance lease Investment In Direct Finance Lease Interest Rate Range Maximum When presenting a range of interest rates, the highest rate for investment in direct finance lease as of the balance sheet date. Long-term Debt, Fair Value Long-term Debt, Fair Value Debt Long-term debt, weighted average interest rate Long-term Debt, Weighted Average Interest Rate, at Point in Time market rate used as discount factor to determine fair value of debt market rate used as discount factor to determine fair value of debt market rate used as discount factor to determine fair value of debt Weighted market rate for determining fair value of debt Weighted Average Market Rate Used As Discount Factor To Determine Fair Value Of Debt Weighted Average Market Rate Used As Discount Factor To Determine Fair Value Of Debt Summary Of Share Option Activity Share-based Payment Arrangement, Activity [Table Text Block] Schedule of Stock Option Expense to be Recognized in the Future Schedule of Share-based Compensation Stock Option Expense to be Recognized in the Future [Table Text Block] Schedule of Share-based Compensation Stock Option Expense to be Recognized in the Future [Table Text Block] Summary Of Outstanding Options Share-based Payment Arrangement, Option, Activity [Table Text Block] Summary Of Exercisable Options Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Exercisable Stock Options [Table Text Block] Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Exercisable Stock Options [Table Text Block] Summary Of Nonvested Share Activity Schedule of Nonvested Share Activity [Table Text Block] Nonvested Shares Unamortized Share-based Compensation Expense to be Recognized in the Future Schedule of Share-based Compensation, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Nonvested Shares Unamortized Share-based Compensation Expense to be Recognized in the Future [Table Text Block] Schedule of Share-based Compensation, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Nonvested Shares Unamortized Share-based Compensation Expense to be Recognized in the Future [Table Text Block] Summary Of Restricted Share Unit Activity Share-based Payment Arrangement, Restricted Stock and Restricted Stock Unit, Activity [Table Text Block] SEC Schedule, 12-28, Real Estate Companies, Investment in Real Estate and Accumulated Depreciation Disclosure [Abstract] Real Estate and Accumulated Depreciation, by Property [Table] SEC Schedule, 12-28, Real Estate Companies, Investment in Real Estate and Accumulated Depreciation, by Property [Table] Real Estate and Accumulated Depreciation, Description of Property [Axis] Real Estate and Accumulated Depreciation, Name of Property [Domain] Omaha, NE Omaha, NE Megaplex [Member] Omaha, NE Megaplex [Member] Sugar Land, TX SugarLandTXMegaplex [Member] Sugar Land TX Megaplex [Member] San Antonio, TX San Antonio TX Megaplex [Member] San Antonio TX Megaplex [Member] Columbus, OH Columbus OH Megaplex [Member] Columbus OH Megaplex [Member] San Diego, CA San Diego CA Megaplex [Member] San Diego CA Megaplex [Member] Ontario, CA Ontario CA Megaplex [Member] Ontario CA Megaplex [Member] Houston, TX Houston TX Megaplex [Member] Houston TX Megaplex [Member]