The Graduate (1967)

Mike Nichols’ classic 1967 film, The Graduate, about an aimless 21 year old named Benjamin Braddock, played by Dustin Hoffman, continues to resonate with audiences 50 years later; a true testament to the nerve the film struck with audiences.

The church seen in the film remains a unique and special location to visit.  You do not have to be a member of the church, or even enter it, in order to admire the location of the film’s famous climax.  A simple walk around the back reveals the entirety of the interior.


LOCATION: United Methodist Church of La Verne, 3205 D Street, La Verne, CA 91750

From here, you can clearly see where Dustin Hoffman’s character famously pounded on the glass.


The front of the church, for those wondering what the outside of the building looks like.


We’d be remiss not to also mention the house of Mrs. Robinson, played by Anne Bancroft.


LOCATION:  607 North Palm Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Perhaps due to the church’s distance from Los Angeles, the location isn’t as frequented by film buffs as you might expect.  If you’re a fan, however, it’s well worth the drive out to La Verne.