Event Cinemas at Westgate was caught selling alcohol to an under-age patron as part of a police operation.

The cinema had its liquor licence suspended for three days as a result of the controlled purchase operation conducted by the police in May.

A bar worker lost his management certificate for 28 days.

The Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority this week published its decision online after releasing it to the parties last month.

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The cinema is based in the Westgate shopping complex in Massey, Auckland.

Event Cinemas' parent in Sydney did not respond to a request for comment.