The actor and comedian is known for his comedy specials, including his 2016 series Christian Birthday Wishes, which explored his childhood in Texas.
But Gibson, who turns 67 next month, wanted to celebrate his birthday in a way that was more like a movie.
His friends and family made the trek to the theater, which was packed to the rafters.
The movie’s production company, Lilliput Entertainment, took out a full-page ad in the Houston Chronicle, promising a “huge celebration for Christian’s birthday.”
Gibson had already planned to go on a movie-going binge on Christmas Day, so he and his family went on an outing to a nearby movie theater.
When he arrived, Gibson said he noticed that some of his friends had been planning a special party for Christmas Eve.
So, instead of going out for dinner, he and some of the friends decided to go out for a movie night.
Gibson has always had a penchant for making special movies.
His best-known roles include The Last Exorcism and The Last Picture Show, but he also starred in movies like The Wedding Singer, The Wedding and The Wedding Party, as well as some short-lived shows like The Dork, which focused on the struggles of a divorced father trying to keep his son out of trouble.
He also starred as the voice of his own voice in the hit animated film Dork and the Dorks, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor.
“I love playing people who have to deal with a lot of things,” Gibson told The Huffington Playbook last year.
“The movie business has never been about me playing characters and being funny, it’s always been about them playing themselves.”
Gibsons birthday came at a perfect time for the actor.
His son, Christian, is preparing to turn 16 next month and he’s working on his first feature film, called The Dorks.
He has also been working on a documentary, The Darkside Chronicles, which he plans to release next year.
The film tells the story of the film business and Gibson as a director and producer, which will focus on the life and legacy of one of Hollywood’s most important directors, George Lucas.
In an interview with HuffPost Playbook, Gibsson also discussed the possibility of another film featuring his son.
“George Lucas is a really great guy, but I think I’m better than George Lucas, so I want to do something where he is better than I am,” Gibserson said.
“But I’m trying to figure out what he wants to do and then I’ll see what happens.”
Gibbons son, Luke, is also a filmmaker, and his first film, a documentary about the life of his father, was released in September 2018.
The documentary, which is about the late filmmaker’s early years in the film industry, was directed by former CBS News reporter and writer Dan Dicks, and is expected to be released later this year.
In a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Gibbons daughter, Mary Jane, also said she was hoping to work on a feature film and a documentary.
“It’s just an interesting project, and I’m really excited about it,” Gibbons said.
Gibbons was a founding member of the group that started Christian Birthday Wish, a nonprofit group that offers a wish for every birthday.
Since the group’s inception, more than 5,000 birthday wishes have been given, and more than 10 million wishes have come in from people across the world.
Gibson said he wanted to make a wish to honor his son Luke and his legacy in the filmmaking industry, but the group has grown to include more than 100 members and that the wish list has grown with each birthday.
“Our goal is to be able to make as many wishes as we can for every person in the world,” Gibbon said.
The wish list includes a wish that Luke will become a father to a son named Charlie.
Gibbon also has a wish from his son, who is also Christian.
Gibbins son is a producer and executive producer on a film called A Dog Named Charlie, which has just been released.
It focuses on the adventures of an autistic boy who finds a dog named Charlie who is really a real dog.
“We’re hoping to have an adult dog named [Charlie] in the movie,” Gibbons son said.