Christian Eric Stevens is charged with snagging more than 3,000 movie posters from bus stops to sell them online. Officials say the posters, worth an estimated $450,000, were stolen between June 3, 2011 and March 27, 2012.
He pleaded not guilty to grand theft on Thursday.
Police say they purchased a poster from the 36-year-old before discovering a trove of others in his home.
If convicted, Stevens could get five years in prison.